Would You Believe It? : Would You Believe It? No. 7 1934

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    Titles read: "Would you believe it? No. 7. Queer things the world over."

    Various locations of events.

    In Otford, Kent, we see various shots of Nancy Richardson and her huge collection of cats. They all gather round her in their yard to be given some milk. We see a shaggy dog sitting amongst the cats. The cats just look at him and wash each other.

    At Raynes Park in London we see a huge cat waddling along the street and into his garden. Commentator claims this is the largest cat in the world, weighing 35 lbs and measuring 14'' across. The poor thing sits on a sheet of newspaper and looks hardly able to move. He sits and watches a normal-sized cat playing with a bell on a piece of string. The large cat eats from a bowl. We hear that he is given 5 meals a day. This is quite horrible! (Did his owners deliberately fatten him up to be a freak and live a life of misery?)

    In Ealing, London, we see Mrs Muller and her cat. The stripes on the cat's fur spells out 'Mice'! (It has been more clearly defined by makeup or paint in some shots!)

    In London we see various shots of a street called 'Hanging Sword Alley'. C/U of street sign showing the name. We then see shots of 'Bleeding Heart Yard' and street sign.

    In Pathe Studio we see Alec Shaw, wearing a tam-o'-shanter, explaining how he plays a tune on a pencil. He puts the pencil against one of his teeth and moves his fingers up and down in unison with his breathing. He plays a scale, then gives us the Sailor's Hornpipe on the pencil.

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    22/03/1934
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    51876
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1626.28
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:02:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:49:10:00 / 01:51:48:00
    Canister:
    PSP 833
    Sort Number:
    PSP 833
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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.

Would You Believe It? No. 3

Would You Believe It? No. 3

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

Would You Believe It? No. 5

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.

Would You Believe It? No. 7

Would You Believe It? No. 7

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

Would You Believe It? No. 8

Would You Believe It? No. 8

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

Would You Believe It? No. 10

Would You Believe It? No. 10

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

Would You Believe It? No. 11

Would You Believe It? No. 11

Odd things including strong man with a table, chair, piano and pianist on his chest.

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Early writing and typewriting machines and insulators for electric lines being tested.

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Would You Believe It? No. 13

Strange street names in London, a German oil mill and how to mesmerise a chicken.

Would You Believe It? No. 14

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Huge mural takes shape in Manchester, a one-boy bus and a robot man startles the suburbs.

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