Title ID 9986Collection ID1435
Title[Liner SS Doric II Passengers on SS Orion; Paving Coastal Road]
Date[ca. 1935]
CollectionNorman Family
Genre/TypeAmateurIndependent AmateurFamily Home MovieNon-fictionActuality/Factual
ThemeFamily Life Urban Life
KeywordsFamily Passenger Vehicles Roads Ships
RegionalEssex Kent
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionEric Norman
CameraEric Norman
Format16mm Black & White Silent
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


This black and white film shows highlights of a 35mm camera and a man wearing headphones; ship: 'Orient Line' and 'Orion London'; woman giving a speech to the press (off camera); passengers disembarking; views of liner. The second film opens with views of an empty road, taken from a moving vehicle


This film opens with press cameramen gathered on a dockside interviewing a woman. Mixed shots of passengers disembarking from the ship SS Orion, which picked up passengers from a damaged cruise ship (SS Doric) in the Mediterranean sea following an SOS signal; and the ship in dock at Tilbury (?).

The next section opens with a shot of a road with paved footpath (Thanet Way - A299?); followed by rural views from a moving vehicle (very shaky); ending with a bus passing through the shot in front of the car at a traffic junction.