Bird Virtuosos 1931

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    "This kindly training of birds is a difficult job - some birds are little disposed to obedience and a lot of patience is required..."

    Stage set. Man in a suit stands behind a table which holds various props. C/U of bird (probably a budgerigar) climbing up and down a little set of steps. Trainer clicks his fingers and the bird climbs up again. Another bird - a small parrot - climbs on a frame upside down. "The "Ring" jump is a good test." Birds jump through little rings.

    "And the horizontal bar..." Bird does somersaults over a bar. Trainer uses a little stick to make the animals perform their stunts. "The seesaw gives the bird an opportunity to show its intelligence and sense of balance..." Two birds play on a see saw. (This section has some perf damage). "And so to bed..." L/S of the set, The birds are herded up and into a little model house. The trainer shuts them all in after the last one has flown in through the top window. A little bit sinister but also quite cute.

    Was an item in Eve's Film Review issue number 518.

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    Cataloguer:
    Jenny
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Sound:
    Mute
    Media URN:
    16718
    Sort Number:
    EP 243
    Time in/Out:
    01:46:54:00 / 01:48:50:00
    Canister:
    EP 211
    Film ID:
    938.20
    Issue Date:
    07/05/1931
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