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Dressed for Drowning
Dressed for Drowning

Dressed for Drowning 1965

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Dressed for Drowning 1965

7 mins United Kingdom

This amusing film, directed by John Purvis Howard, begins with a City Gent, complete with umbrella and bowler hat, standing by a pool. One by one his clothes disappear until he's left only wearing his shirt. Now in the pool, the man ties knots in his trousers and inflates them to create a buoyancy aid. A boy does the same with his shirt as does a woman with her skirt, blouse and, confusingly, her swimming costume. The film ends with shots of Brooklands Boating Lake in Lancing.

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