Luxury Cats' Home 1958

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    Holyport, Berkshire.

    L/S of the two little girls (shot from behind) walking up the road towards a large wooden gate. One is carrying a cat. As they approach the gate, a nice looking house appears. M/S of the girls knocking on the door. One girl is holding a cat and another a piece of paper. M/S of the door opening and a woman appears to take the cat and the paper. M/S of the two little girls waving to the cat and leaving. M/S of the woman taking the cat into something looking like a garden shed.

    This is a cat hotel run by Mrs Mollie Turney, the place where cats stay when their owners go on holidays. Cats stay in these luxury kennels and all their needs are satisfied. M/S of the two women examining the new arrival (for fleas etc.) and giving it some kind of medicine to swallow. Cat is not pleased but all is finished quickly. M/S of a woman in green uniform carrying the cat into kennels. C/U shot of the woman placing the cat into her quarters. M/S of a woman switching an infra red light before closing the door. High angle M/S of woman's hand scooping the food into a bowl. M/S of the woman waiting at the kitchen door for a tray with cat's food. M/S of the two women passing the tray from one to another. There are bowls with different foods on. High angle M/S of the bowls with food on the tray. M/S of a cat moving impatiently up and down the fence, demanding food. C/U shot of the woman's hands placing a bowl in front of a long haired cat who immediately starts eating. C/U shot of the cat eating.

    High angle C/U shot of the two Siamese cats eating. M/S of the woman grooming "extremely valuable prize Bonavia Chinchilla". C/U shot of Chinchilla's long hair being brushed. C/U shot of Chinchilla's face. M/S of the woman walking along the kennels with a kitten in her hand. She attempts to weigh the kitten but it refuses to sit still, falls off the scale and almost falls off the table! C/U shots of the kitten being weighed and fed. M/S of a cat (Chinchilla's cousin) walking into one of the super luxury quarters with "heavy carpets, curtains, portable fire and infrared ray lamps..."
    Women featured in the film are Kathleen Bradley and the kennels owner Mollie Turney.

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    19/05/1958
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    1433
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    75.09
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration
    00:03:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:13:15:00 / 01:16:24:00
    Canister:
    CP 177
    Sort Number:
    CP 177
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