Title ID 6222Collection ID868
Date[ca. 1930s]
CollectionRosenberg Films
Genre/TypeAmateurIndependent AmateurNon-fiction
ThemeLeisure Seaside Case Study Jewish Stories
KeywordsBeaches Boats Clothing Holidays Leisure Time Activities Men Dance
NationalFrance Europe
ProductionLewis Rosenberg
CameraLewis Rosenberg
Format9.5mm Mixed Colour and Black & White Silent
Duration12 min 46 sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


A group of Jewish friends visit Dinard and Mont St. Michel in Brittany. They play and dance on the beach and climb rocky coastal paths.


A quick trip to Brittany opens this short film from Lewis Rosenberg. He and his friends, wearing cricket whites, board a steamer to St Malo where they later catch another boat over to Dinard. After drinks at a café the group board a charabanc heading to the citadel of Mont St Michel. The group are then seen (briefly in Dufaycolor film) on a small boat heading for a rocky beach. The friends walk on the rocks and sit on the beach. A woman is seen putting on her swimsuit and then dancing a comic hula style dance with a 'grass' skirt made from seaweed. A man wearing a towel on his head and carrying a parasol dances for the group. A young boy a woman and an other couple with a dog and cat are seen in a garden Passengers board a steamer for Portsmouth, drinking tea and feeding the seagulls, then laughing and joking. Some of Lewis' friends climb a steep rocky cliff in swimsuits. One is seen at the top in silhouette.


A still from [Dinard] (1930s)