Title ID 3521Collection ID45
TitleA Holiday in Denmark
DateAugust 1937
CollectionJoseph Horowitz
Genre/TypeAmateurIndependent AmateurNon-fictionTravel
KeywordsBeaches Bicycles Buildings Children Family Harbours Leisure Time Activities Seaside Resorts Tourism Travel Transport
LocalCroydon Copenhagen Tisvildeleje Frederiksborg
RegionalGreater London Surrey
NationalDenmark Europe England United Kingdom
ProductionJoseph Horowitz
CameraJoseph Horowitz
ParticipantsJoseph Horowitz
FormatMixed Colour and Black & White Silent
Duration13 min. 5 sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


Both colour and black and white footage documents a holiday to Denmark, including the flight from Croydon airfield, the beach at Tisvildeleje, and Copenhagen street scenes.


Titles explain that Mr Horowitz and friends are leaving Croydon on a flight to Copenhagen. Footage filmed from the aeroplane, during take off, and flying over Amsterdam, follows. Passengers are then seen leaving a KLM aeroplane. A title explains that cameras, confiscated in Germany, are returned as the flight nears Denmark. The next shots are of the Danish coastline as the plane approaches.

After arriving, Horowitz and friends are filmed, in colour, relaxing on the beach at Tisvildeleje. A boy sells ice cream and a young woman in a swimming costume poses for the camera. There is more black and white footage, of children playing on the beach and groups of friends and family, before colour footage of the Frederiksborg Slot Museum and Copenhagen street scenes (where, we are informed, bicycles greatly outnumber cars).

The final shots are from a ferry as it draws away from the harbour.