Would You Believe It? : Would You Believe It? No. 5 1934

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    Titles read: "Would you believe it? No. 5. Queer things the world over."

    Various locations of events.

    In Crowland, Lincolnshire, we see various shots of a ruined abbey. Part of the abbey is used for services as the parish church.

    In London we see C/U of traffic lights changing from 'Stop' to amber to 'Go'. Brief shot of bus moving off after the lights change in the city. We then see various shots of the traffic light system in an Italian city. C/U of their traffic lights show that instead of an amber light, they show small squares of light counting down until the lights change.

    In North Africa we see shots of a local family outside their tent near the Atlas Mountains. Another "primitive dwelling" is seen - probably in Africa again. Commentator opines that it is "not much better than the last, is it? At any rate it's raised from the ground - maybe they think that's a modern improvement".

    M/S of a building jutting out over the side of a steep hill. It is supported by struts sticking up from the hill. (Location of events unknown.)

    Several shots of a steamroller pulling a huge house along down a road on rollers in the United States of America. A tree is pulled behind the house.

    Various shots of a bearded and rather sinister-looking man called Anthony Blair making old bottles into flower decorations using paint and glitter.

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    22/02/1934
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    51848
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1624.29
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:02:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:54:11:00 / 01:56:38:00
    Canister:
    PSP 829
    Sort Number:
    PSP 829
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Would You Believe It? No. 1

Would You Believe It? No. 1

Charles Eade takes us on a tour of unusual things from around the world.

Would You Believe It? No. 2

Would You Believe It? No. 2

Unusual things from around the world including truffle hunting and Liverpool's Pet Cemetery.

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Would You Believe It? No. 3

Smallest shop in the world, pawnbroker pub, pious Sussex cottage and other strange things.

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Would You Believe It? No. 5

Odd things including Italian traffic lights, African dwellings and a whole house being moved.

Would You Believe It? No. 6

Would You Believe It? No. 6

Strange things from around Britain including a female town crier and a tiny London common.

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Odd things including cat fur markings that spell 'mice' and a man playing hornpipe on pencil.

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Strange things including tiny elephants inside a bean and a part of Cambridgeshire in London.

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Odd things including an automatic garage door and a car park attendant in shining armour.

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