LAUNCH OF "QUEEN MARY" - MACFARLANE FILM

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Subjects:

  • Ships and shipping

Genres:

  • Amateur

Decade:

  • 1930s

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Title: LAUNCH OF "QUEEN MARY" - MACFARLANE FILM

Reference number: 2523

Date: 1933 - 1934

Director: [filmed by Jack MacFarlane, Chairman of MacFarlane & Lang]

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 10 mins

Description: The launching of the liner "The Queen Mary" at John Brown's shipyard and footage of the launch of Jack MacFarlane's motor cruiser on the Clyde.

It is believed that this was filmed by Jack MacFarlane and a son of the director of John Brown’s shipyard. Two cameras seem to have been used. Jack MacFarlane was Chairman of MacFarlane Lang's Biscuits.

See also refs. 2518, 2519, 2520, 2521, 2522, 2523.

Shotlist: The launching of the "Queen Mary” 26th Sept 1934. c/u sign of John Brown's ship building works, Clydebank (0.19) Over 150,000 people witnessed this historic event. shots of the crowds taken from above (0.40) their Majesties arrive and it rained shot of crowd and l/s of Queen Mary ready for launch, c/u of anchors and propellers (1.36) brief shot men knocking stocks away followed by shots of the ship going down the shipway (2.44) shots of tugs escorting the Queen Mary down the river (3.41) After a perfect launch she was safely berthed in the fitting out basin for completion gvs ship coming into berth (4.20) The end (4.22) gvs launch of Jack Macfarlane's motor cruiser in the Clyde, gvs yachts and motor cruiser sailing on the Clyde (8.36) ls and c/u of many battleships including one with fighter plane on board (9.53)