STK-ID 27141

Crossing the Line: shipboard sequences on sailors being given the treatment on crossing the Equator for the first time, US warship. It is a kind of initiation ceremony in which disguised sailors smear the initiates faces and throw them in a pool. Brief shots of ships in Hawaiian harbour. Shots of Canadian sailors heading for shore leave. Sequence on Canadian sailors in Hawaii, mingling with American sailors, boarding Oahu Railway Train. TRAVELLING SHOT of tropical trees from Oahu Railway Train. LS, MLS of beach in Hawaii, not many people. Closer shot of men, women and children on beach.


Excerpt from
Wartime Events
National Film Board
Available formats
Digital Bétacam, Reel 16 mm, Digital Video Disk
Shooting format
35mm neg b&w, 16mm dupe neg b&w
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
720 x 486