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    Full title reads: " XMAS CIRCUS THRILLS KIDS".

    Olympia, London.

    Bertram Mills Circus.

    Long shot of ring with clowns running in - one of the numbers during Bertram Mills Circus performance at London's Olympia. Clowns jumping around ring. Clowns walking round rim of ring. Kids in audience looking on. Clowns walking along caterpillar fashion with legs round each other's necks. Clowns in audience with kids.

    Several shots of acrobats with springboard. Long shot of audience.

    The chimps trained by Freddy (Freddie) Knie performing. Two sitting at table. Another chimpanzee drinking out of bottle being chased by trainer. Chimp walking the tightrope. Close up shot of a little boy and girl in audience laughing.

    Several shots of two teams of dogs playing football with balloon. Audience watching. Dogs playing football and scoring goal. Close up shot of girl in audience nudging another as they laugh.

    Several shots of clowns 'slapsticking' with buckets of water.

    Cannon man, Leoni, getting into muzzle of gun. Close up shot of boy in audience. Muzzle of gun being raised. Girl in audience jumping as gun fires. Long shot of Leoni, human cannonball, hurtling through air to safety net.

    Clown blowing trombone filled with water - as he blows, water comes out of his head.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:30:48:00 / 01:32:49:00
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