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    Title reads: "Lion Loves Out Local".

    Wellingborough, Northamptonshire.

    Interior: Zookeeper Morris Sharpe, his wife and daughter seated around their fireside at home, on the hearth rug lays Simba the 15 month old lion. C/U cat creeping in through a door, looks at the lion and disappears hurriedly out again. C/U lion licking his lips. C/U Mr. Sharpe looking at his watch - it's getting on for opening time down at the local. Mr. Sharpe gets ready to take the lion out.

    Exterior: Mr. Sharpe with the lion on a leash leaving home. Mr. Sharpe drives off in his van with lion sitting beside him. C/U "Red Lion Inn" sign hanging outside local pub. Mr. Sharpe outside the local with the lion. Lion jumps up at the window before going in with Mr. Sharpe - comically men rush out of the side door at sight of beast.

    Interior: landlord Fred Noble draws a pint for the lion who is leaning over the bar. C/U Noble laughing. Mr. Noble gives the lion his beer. C/U lion lapping up beer, camera pans up to lion's eyes. C/U lion leans over the bar drinking. C/U old man drinking looking suspiciously at the lion. C/U lion washing himself after his drink.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:11:27:00 / 01:12:58:00
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  • Appears in...

    Entertainment & Humour
    Quirky Stories Northamptonshire
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    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    "Mr. Sharpe drives off in his van" - it's a Morris Minor van.

    The location of the pub featured in this clip is Kettering Road, Isham, (it's still there, but is now called The Monk & Minstrel).

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