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The Water Walkers

Series

Series Name
Eve And Everybody’s Film Review

Issue

Issue No.
482
Date Released
28 Aug 1930
Length of issue (in feet)
919
Stories in this Issue:
  1. 1The Water Walkers
  2. 2Keeping the "Buts" out of Butter. A story for Housewives.
  3. 3Comfy Coats. A Pathecolor Fashion.
  4. 4Straight or Curly
  5. 5Walking the Wire

Story

Story No. within this Issue
1 / 5
Summary
NoS Summary - Water-walking boots are demonstrated by Mr Frodsham and a lady friend.
NoS synopsis: "Ambling down the river one day, we found the latest in water-walking boots." M/S of a man with strange canoe like contraptions attached to his feet walks on water. He holds a long oar for balance. "Like to try them?" said Mr Frodsham to our lady friend." C/U of Mr Frodsham showing a woman in swimwear his invention. She nods her head and laughs. High angle shot of the girl putting on the strange boots. C/U of her legs inside the boots. "- and into the great unknown strode she..." L/S of the woman "walking" on the water. Various shots of her moving through the water. "Walking on water’s all very well, but give me the old-fashioned way of getting along." She then takes off the boots, dives into the water and swims off.
Keywords
Fashion and costume; Water sports
Written sources
Pathe Inventory File   Tin No.194
British Pathe Database 1997   Reference No.EP194
Pathe Eve 473-493 Boxfile   Issue sheet
National Film Archive Catalogue
Credits:
Production Co.
British Pathe Ltd.
Length of story (in feet)
142

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Film Archive

Name
British Film Institute (BFI)
Email
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Web
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Phone
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Fax
020 7580 7503
Address
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Notes
The BFI National Archive also preserves the original nitrate film copies of British Movietone News, British Paramount News, Empire News Bulletin, Gaumont British News, Gaumont Graphic, Gaumont Sound News and Universal News (the World War II years are covered by the Imperial War Museum).
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Name
British Pathe Ltd
Email
info@britishpathe.com
Web
http://www.britishpathe.com
Phone
0207 665 8340
Address
The Media Centre
3 - 8 Carburton Street
London
W1W 5AJ
Notes
Pathe now also handles the Reuters Historical Collection, which includes the British Paramount, Empire British, Gaumont Graphic and Gaumont British newsreels.
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