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    (Main Pathetone titles.)
    Full titles read: "Dr. Circus comes to town. And many a dull eye glistens in the Hospital grounds when the clowns frisk and frolic."

    Location of events unknown - could be United States of America.

    Various shots show a clown starting up a car in the grounds of a hospital. Hundreds of patients sit around watching and laughing. A jet of water shoots out of the car, then a loud explosion makes the clown jump and the audience laugh. Two clowns in long flat boxing gloves have a slapstick (literally!) fight; they hug each other at the end.

    Two of the clowns approach the audience with a box labelled 'Hair Grower'; they get a boy up from the audience and get him to put his head in the box while one of the clowns turns a handle furiously. They take the box away to show a huge fright wig of frizzy hair on the boy's head - it looks very funny!

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  • Data

    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Media URN:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:14:54:00 / 01:16:44:00
    PT 079
    Sort Number:
    PT 079
  • Appears in...

    Lifestyle & Culture Entertainment & Humour
    no comment Hospitals, Medicines & Operations American Circuses Clowns
  • Stills

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

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