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    Introductory intertitle reads: "Meet Sockem Sammy Green and Battling Billy Bush (handsomest of the two) in a new ring endeavour."

    M/S of a miniature boxing ring in the open air. Two men stand either side of the boxing ring and put two chimps in - they wear boxing gloves. The men shout encouragement at their respective monkeys and the two chimps sock it out. They wear miniature boxing vests.

    A bell is rung and the two are split up. C/U of one of the chimps sitting in the corner of the ring being given a drink from a bottle. They begin fighting again. One tries to climb out of the ring but his "coach" pulls him back. One of the chimps gets a bit cross and a proper fight starts but the trainers break it up. The bell rings again and they go to the corners. C/U of one of the chimps having his head wet with a sponge. The trainer gives him a pep talk. "Be careful on that left of his" etc. Fight continues. One of the chimps falls down in the ring - it's a knockout. He is given the count as he lies on his back. Suddenly he slides on his back very quickly to the other side of the ring to try and attack the other chimp. The other chimp is climbing out of the ring. Looks like one of the cameramen has had to leave his post to grab the escaping chimp (may be a photographer rather than a cine cameraman).

    C/U of the two chimps being encouraged to "shake hands". One tries to kiss the other one and just as they seem to be getting friendly one lunges for the other and the trainer has to try and grab them as another fight ensues.

    Note: obviously politically incorrect now but very funny!

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  • Data

    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:03:27:00 / 01:05:02:00
    PSP 740
    Sort Number:
    PSP 740
  • Appears in...

    Sport & Leisure Science & Technology
    Animals - funny stories un-PC animal acts
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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