Lions! 1932

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    "There's a lesson in this picture - keep close to the trainer when you're in his lion house!" M/S of two men, one is presumably a lion tamer. They are standing in the lion's enclosure. He is explaining to another man how a wooden board facilitates the lions coming out of their cage into the enclosure.

    The lion tamer is called away to the telephone, leaving the other man beside the wooden board. C/U of the man holding on to wire fencing saying "I wonder how a fellow would get out of this cage." L/S of lions running around in the enclosure. M/S of lion running towards the camera - he is behind a wire.

    L/S of the man holding on to the wire, then suddenly he is mauled by a lion The man screams - a blood curdling cry. Other lions run up and join in. M/S of the lions tearing the body to bits. They fight over a large bone. One of the lions walks around with a leg in his mouth - pleased as punch. Another shot of two lions fighting over a piece of body. It is a feeding frenzy!

    Note: After several viewings we are pretty sure that the man at the fence is actually a dummy. Looks pretty realistic though. Very funny! We all watched it twice and had a good laugh.

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    07/01/1932
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    51026
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1584.30
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:01:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:57:22:00 / 01:58:36:00
    Canister:
    PSP 718
    Sort Number:
    PSP 718
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