Film Star Animals 1963

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    Benson, Oxfordshire.

    An item about animals that are trained to work on the stage and in films.

    Various shots of dogs of all shapes and sizes streaming through a gate onto a country lane. Jack Holmes, owner of the Cats' and Dogs' Drama School (F.A.C.T.S.), combs the fur of three pink poodles. A girl feed a bottle of milk to a piglet. A baby hare seen drinking from a bottle and a fox cub eats from the same bowl as a cat. C/U of a Jackdaw washing in a tin tray. Jack walks two cats on leads between two rows of dogs - obedience training! Various shots of a group of cats and the Jackdaw eating.

    Bexley, Kent.

    Olive Tate also trains animals. She is seen here training a Collie dog to jump over hurdles carrying a basket containing a rabbit in his mouth. Olive then gets the rabbit to jump over smaller hurdles.

    M/S of the Collie opening a cupboard and picking up a basket from inside. The dog goes over to a small table and uses his mouth to place three tins in the basket. C/U of a smaller dog dressed as a baby lying in bed. The first dog pulls the duvet off the bed and takes the smaller dog's lead in his mouth. They walks off together.

    Please note that Jack referred to as John Holmes in the paperwork.

    Cuts exist - please see separate record.

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    British Pathé
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    01:40:35:00 / 01:42:50:00
    CP 440
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    CP 440
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