Film ID:
NEFA 21575

BRIGHTON HOLIDAY: WEDDING BELLS

1956

Visitor Tabs

Description

Two short amateur films by Kenneth Osborne-Grant begins with a holiday to Brighton including views of airplanes taking off. The second film shows a wedding in which the guests are filmed arriving, the bride and groom being photographed and then being driven away.

[Black and white] The film begins on a beach and a young lad sprints away from the sea’s edge. High-angle outlook over a busy, stony beach. Relatively tall buildings can be seen in the background [this is possibly Brighton]. A woman swims in the sea, face to the sky, wearing a swimming hat.

A speedboat speeds along.

View of the Palace Pier, Brighton, from the pier walkway. A large Union flag is mounted on top of the building. “BRIGHTON GREETS YOU”.

A speedboat motors away.

Views of Brighton Gardens: the Victoria Fountain, Brighton Pavilion. Views of the Palace Pier lit up at night, the “PALACE OF FUN”.

The remainder of the film shows various propeller driven planes taking off and landing and an aerial shot of a British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC) hanger.

Aerial shots of town and country taken from over the pilot’s shoulder. A British European Airways (BEA) propeller plane, G-AOYR, is on the runway. Architectural shot of a British European Airways hanger. A Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS) plane taxies past. A shaky view of a control tower follows.

Passengers board a BEA plane. An Air France plane, F-BGNP, taxies.

Title (finger-drawn in the sand): The End

[Colour] Title (over photograph of a church bell in a tower): Wedding Bells

Scenes of wedding: guests arrive, bride and groom are photographed on the steps. The bride and groom are driven away.

Title: The End.