SCENES ON THE RIVER CLYDE

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Subjects:

  • Ceremonies
  • Construction and engineering
  • Leisure and recreation
  • Ships and shipping
  • Tourism and travel

Genres:

  • Amateur

Decade:

  • 1930s

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Title: SCENES ON THE RIVER CLYDE

Reference number: 1597

Date: 1927 - 1934*

Director: [filmed by Professor Percy Hillhouse]

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 43.28 mins

Description: Scenes from the River Clyde including the launch of the "Queen Mary" from John Brown's shipyard and on board the steamer "Empress of Britain".

Shotlist: REEL I

No credits. [*1934] General views of passengers on deck on a liner and then disembarking onto quay; brief shot of band with accordion, saxophone and drums (1.03); Passengers boarding Clyde steamer at the Broomielaw, Glasgow, and shots on deck as the vessel heads down the Clyde (1.50); Passengers disembarking at Craigendoran. Shot of steamer at pier (2.13); Shots of passengers on deck as steamer sails down Clyde. Brief shot of hopper barges at anchor and shipyards in the background (4.40); [Dark] Long shot of the Clyde, steamer passing, shipyards from river. [*1929] pan across stern The "Empress of Britain" on stocks at Fairfield's yard, Govan (5.16); General views yards (5.26); Launch of "PS Whippingham", a paddle steamer (5.54); Liner (6.00); Shots of passengers on deck, deck games, etc (7.57); More passengers arrive by ferry. Shots as luggage is transferred onto liner (9.21); Seaman (9.29); [Dark] A liner at sea. Passengers on deck, games etc.; practising life drill, passengers wearing life jackets (11.41); Foggy shot of Statue of Liberty; ferry (11.56); New York. Shot of Manhattan skyline (12.22)

REEL II

No credits. [*1928] Shots of people on bridge of vessel (1.36); Launch party at quayside (2.29); Liner sets sail. Passengers at rail (2.48); Sunken vessel in Clyde (2.57); General views bridge and deck (3.28); [Poor] Launch of unidentified vessel (4.28); [*1927] Shots of Clyde shipyards. Launch of unidentified vessel for Fairfields (5.39); [*1934 Poor] Launch of "Queen Mary", John Brown's Clydebank. The vessel is towed to fitting out basin (6.48); Shots dockside. Crane lifts unidentified section of vessel onto water (8.58); Family shots children playing in a garden (9.39)

REEL III

No credits. [*1927] Shots inside test tank as ship model is submitted to various tests, travelling through wake; collision; heavy seas etc.; several shots of a framework passing over boat in test tank, used to simulate collisions and near-collisions; exts. engineers leaving building (10.00)