- Title: MB1
Skiing Trip.Title card: St Moritz 1932
Edwina Mountbatten selects record to play, smiles to camera with hands on head, another woman seated next to her.
Edwina Mountbatten & woman down slope on toboggan & then skies, fall over & laugh.
Edwina & friends have lunch on tables in snow. Fool around stuffing food in each others mouths. Then they roll around in snow.
01:02:46 Edwina Mountbatten & Charlie Chaplin, dark ski gear & others with skis
lunch on balcony of chalet, Edwina Mountbatten with friends.
Charlie Chaplin & Edwina Mountbatten in open carriage, make faces to cam. There is another woman seated in between. vs Chaplin on skies joking around, pretending to fall over. With Edwina & friends in some shots.
vs lunch on balcony of chalet. Includes woman powdering her nose, Edwina being fed soup by man, other woman sips soup from bowl.
ms Charlie Chaplin, Edwina Mountbatten & others stand in group. Edwina pulls Chaplin around on tiny toboggan.
Chaplin fools around on toboggan, pretends to stick toboggan in ear.
small boy takes tottering steps on skis. Man & small boy ski down slope together. Small boy various shots of him skiing on his own down nursery slope. var s boy with male & female, skiing.
Edwina Mountbatten & friends outside terrace of cafe.
Man skis, falls over, tries to get up. Various friends ski, some fool around falling over.
outdoors - butler serves coffee to Edwina Mountbatten & friends. Charlie Chaplin feeds spaghetti into his mouth, shots of Edwina & others feed spaghetti into mouth, at one point Chaplin twists his ear as he eats spaghetti - trick.
title card: Balmacaan
vs men in breeches & tweeds for hunting having fun, women laugh. Funny shot of old man with white moustache playing with child in rowing boat. ms group of ponies & men out hunting at side of lake / loch. vs man petting two labrador dogs.
title card: Cannes
mcu large yacht sails quickly from right to left, Cannes in background. vs men & women on deck of yacht., woman swimming in sea, climbs aboard yacht, two women & man swims in sea. ms from yacht of power boat pulling waterskier. vs men & women jump into sea. vs people having lunch, on shore under palm trees. vs from back of small boat of waterskier, man falls from skis. vs people in small boats going to shore. high angle shot 2 women on shore dressing.
title card: First Shoot, 1930 - 709 brace of partridges.
Shooting Party: vs men dressed for shooting stand outside house with dogs. Some men are smoking cigars, pipes & hold shooting sticks. Women in background, in some shots. Ends with people walking over to cars.
title card; Subsequent Shoots at six mile bottom
Shooting Party:vs people dressed for shooting gesticulate at camera with car in background. Var s people outside house. var s people sitting in grounds of house, one woman is sewing, a man dressed in plus fours & holds tennis racquet.
vs elderly woman, younger woman & man in plus fours play on toy rollercoaster in grounds.
var s large group of men & women pose in grounds. Includes Neville Chamberlain & Barbara Cartland. var s people have fun on lawn.
Shooting Party: Edwina Mountbatten stands talking to couple. var s Edwina & friends fool around, horses, cars in background. ms huge pile of dead partridges on lawn next to group of men in plus fours. Includes shot of Mary, Edwina's sister, seated by car door. Edwina & friends pose outside front of house, butler seen on doorstep in background. ms 2 women take photographs of group of people. vs men in hunting clothes pose for camera, some smoking cigars. vs men fool around, some smoke pipes. vs black & golden labrador retriever / dogs / puppies & dogs play on lawn.
title card: Hackwood -
Shooting Party: vs men & women pose on steps outside house. vs people walk on lawn, fields, misty background. ms man shooting with rifle aimed at sky ms Alsatian dog carries game bird in mouth. Golden labrador sits & wags tail.
Garden Party: ms woman seated on man's knee, they kiss, quite funny, he keeps licking his lips before kissing. vs women pose in garden, including Mary, Edwina's sister, wearing straw hat. cs man poses for camera. ms small child with party hat sails dinghy in pool. vs small child with racquet poses for camera on lawn. vs small boy poses for camera. vs family pose for camera in garden, woman looks like Mary, Edwina's sister.
Garden party: various small tables with people seated. Some tables have food & drink, some tables people are playing cards. Edwina Mountbatten walks away from camera to greet couple arriving. var s people pose for camera. shots of couple play backgammon. Butler clears table of food. More people pose for camera. Small boy in swimsuit with tennis racquet poses for camera. var s people in swimsuits on lawn, men have towels round shoulders. Other people seated in chairs drink from wine glasses. People fool around on lawn. Couple play backgammon seated on lawn by garden seat. Woman seated on sunbed in swimsuit puts on make up.
title card: Switzerland 1933
Edwina's sister with glass in hand, man & woman eating/drinking in open air outside chalet. Small boy by table looks at camera.
small boy plays in snow, then grins at camera
Woman fiddles with ski suit, then poses for camera
vs people mess around on skis, man falls
vs people drinking from cups and glasses, seated at table in the open air
vs people seated at table in the open air, pose for camera, includes woman smoking cigar
ms small boy posing by large car, then gets into car followed by various people
vs people pose for camera with mountains in background.
vs people up snowy slope after leaving ski lift, some are skiers with skis, the non-skiers wear fur coats (women), raincoats, men.
var small boy skis away from camera down slope
var s woman skis down slope, falls a few times, little boy in shot at times & tries to help her up at one point, Man skis past at one point.
Titlecard 'Additional Swiss Pictures Taken by Fordy Flower'
Title card 'A Hit Or Miss Production January 1933'
man puts food in woman's mouth, watch by couple also seated at table outside chalet.
ms man bends over engine of snow plough. Vs men attempt to dig path for snow plough & pushes it laboriously through snow.
var people by snow plough, skis stuck in snow, they start to put on skis, it is snowing slightly.
group of skiers pose for camera, snow plough in background.
vs people skiing and falling over
pan across mountains
pan over chalet, trees, gv valley with chalets, all looks covered in snow
pan across mountains, chalets in shot at times
01:47:11 title card "Klosters"
pan over Klosters town, winter time.
ms horse and cart loaded with barrels through snow covered street. gv church spire.
pan over mountain tops
title card "At The Top Of The Famous Parsenn"
pan over mountain tops, ends with Swiss flag flutters in wind, foreground
vs people & skiers through snow.
cu man straps skis onto boots
vs woman skiing
man skis down slope then reverse sequence of man skis backwards
pan over snow covered mountains.
vs people skiing down slope past camera. Ends with high angle shot of people ski along path
vs people outside chalet lined with skis
man skis down slope & stops by chalet.
two women pull child along on skis
vs woman & child ski, she falls over
vs reverse sequences of male skier, then child skiing backwards
group pose outside chalets
title card "Back to Kingston by train"
pov s from back of train & interior of train with people seated reading papers, books talking.
pov along side of train looking towards front of train as it travels along track
ms to mcu women and children sell bunches of fruit to passenger on train through window, note Jamaican man standing on train steps in straw boater, blazer & white trousers.
ms passengers paying for fruit
pov shots from train of sugar cane plantations, workers.
title card "loading bananas prior to our departure from Jamaica"
high angle shot of workers loading bananas, women carry bunches into warehouse building looked on by foreman
title card "we get to Santiago, Cuba"
ms Cuban man rides horse past camera
pan over plantation building with palm trees in background , people on balcony.
cs Cuban boy's face, man, wearing straw boater, walks up & joins boy.
ms man rides on horse with huge bunch of suger cane
title card - 400 miles to Havana by air
pan along passenger plane with 'Pan American Airways Inc.' on side, ground & air crew stand by plane.
mcu people board plane.
pov of ground from plane as it taxis along runway, takes off & then pov ground from air.
title card - Re-fuelling half-way before ascending to 12,000 feet.
ms woman (Edwina's sister?) poses by plane on runway, then walks away towards airport building where other passengers are waiting.
ms crew pose by plane on runway. Then passengers start boarding plane.
vs s interior of plane, passengers, steward
pov from plane of clouds. Aerial shots of land, ends with aerial of Havana
title card - Havana
aerial shot of Havana
vs street scenes, Havana. Shows traffice, including trams, few pedestrians, policeman wearing strange uniform, black man dressed in straw boater and blazer chats to policeman.
people in huge cars parked outside memorial statue.
title card - An Englishman's Paradise - Free Beer!
ms man & two women drink glasses of beer outside by hatch in building. Vs group of men drinking beer.
group of people outside colonial house, one man is in swimming costume.
var panning shots over beach of people sunbathing, paddling in water.
title card - The House we stayed at, Havana.
mls beautiful Spanish style house from which woman appears
vs gardener kneeling works in garden, pan to ms woman by fountain
ms woman relaxes on verandah in colonial furniture
title card - The Cuban Staff
vs 2 black women, black man and Spanish looking man pose & for camera, in garden.
title card - leaving Havana by air
vs people waving on ground as plane takes off
pov from plane of ground falling away, airport buildings, the beach and Havana.
title card - After two hours over the ocean we arrive at Florida and land at Miami
pov shots from plane of Florida Keys and Miami city and airport as plane lands
vs woman plays with small child in surf
ms people in deck chairs
ms woman shins up palm tree - watched by others & with some help. They then run down beach to water
title card - Palm Beach
vs people sitting in open-air cafe with couples dancing together on central dance floor.
title card - Scotland
vs men and women dressed for hunting sitting in tent, eating, drinking & some are smoking. Includes shot of woman in dark hat, jacket, sunglasses, smoking from a cigarette holder.
ms man in shorts & cap with beating stick lies in heather
panning shot of men and women seated at table under tent.
vs group of boys with beating sticks rest & indulge in horseplay, ends with shot of grooms holding horses, dog in foreground.
title card - Six mile bottom.
vs men & women in grounds, by entrance to large country house, some are smoking cigars, cigarettes. Then shot of them sitting in truck. Includes shot of Edwina Mountbatten's sister.
vs man petting dog in garden.
ms butler serves drinks to ladies seated by tent in grounds.
var men seated in chairs in grounds pet various dogs.
var s guests, mostly men, in grounds by entrance to large country house.
ms men in deerstalker hats, gamekeepers, stand with chauffeurs & pose for camera
pan across people pose for camera outside country house. Var s people pose for camera in grounds, some get into car
title card - Newmarket Cesarewitch
panning s across spectators at racetrack, ends with another pan across spectators looking through binoculars
ms horses race along track
vs people in stands
ms horses finish race
ms people queuing at bookmakers / bookies to claim winnings
var s people in stands
ms man / bookie standing behind barrier does tick tack sign language. Followed by spectators looking through binoculars
vs horses race along track
vs people in grounds of large country house, all dressed in coats / tweeds, some pose for camera, some fool around
vs woman takes photographs of people, dog
vs people pose in grounds, some fool around knocking each other to the ground
vs people relaxing in garden, in chairs, loungers, playing backgammon, sunbathing
ms woman & small naked boy walk round outdoor swimming pool then dive / swim in pool
vs people relax on sun loungers in garden, includes brief shot of Douglas Fairbanks Jnr
good close up shot of Douglas Fairbanks Jnr, wearing a suit, seated in lounger.
vs people relaxing in garden
brief side view shot Douglas Fairbanks Jnr, seated in lounger, man seated on grass nearby, tennis players walking in background
ms people drying themselves with towels in garden, vs 2 men in swimming trunks push woman covered in towel onto ground and fool around.
ms Douglas Fairbanks Jnr in chair in garden, has boy on his lap, they pull faces & laugh
vs various people seated in gardens having afternoon tea, some fool around for camera
ms Douglas Fairbanks Jnr gives child puff on unlit cigarette.
vs man and boy fool around on lawn
ms people seated at table in garden
02:21:53 vs group of people jump as one into pool, includes Douglas Fairbanks Jnr
title card - Our political garden party
vs people being greeted outside entrance to large country house, talking in grounds , seated at tables. Many very smartly dressed, some of the men are wearing top hats, flowers in buttonholes.
vs band playing in grounds, can see people seated or walking in background
vs people in small boats on lake, ends with gv of people mingling on lawn
vs woman in outdoor swimming pool, & poses by pool, another woman joins her.
vs women sunbathing, then they & 2 men swim in pool, 1 of men has old fashioned swimsuit.
ms 3 tennis players pose for camera, vs people relaxing on grass, loungers
vs butlers serve lunch in open air, can see laden table with silver serving dishes
cu man makes faces as he eats, vs people at lunch table
vs small boy shows toy car to guests
vs woman driving miniature / toy car, followed by women by pool
title card - Hustmonceaux Castle / Herstmonceux Castle, Sussex
ms people walk through castle entrance towards camera
pan across castle exterior with moat in foreground
vs people walking in walled garden of castle with dogs
vs people seated in deck chairs or by pool in walled garden
ms man tips another from deck chair which collapses, seated man then grabs tennis racquet & chases other man round garden
vs people fooling round by pool, includes men threaten to throw someone into pool
vs women sunbathing
title card - Sutton Place
pan across house and garden
vs people relaxing in garden, seated in deck chairs, woman does embroidery and one man wearing stetson type hat, another man wearing swimming trunks uses camera
vs people indulge in horseplay, fool around in garden and open air swimming pool
vs people fool around in pool with rubber duck
vs people sunbathing, pose for camera
- Keywords:ARISTOCRACY, UPPER CLASS, HOME MOVIES, TRAVEL, TRAVELOGUE, HIGH SOCIETY, ALPS, SKIING HOLIDAY, SCOTTISH ESTATE, FRENCH RIVIERA, COTE D'AZURE, COUNTRY SPORTS, CARIBBEAN, LIGHT AIRCRAFT
- Master Title:MB1