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    Full titles read: '"Micky" - the almost human Alsatian'. (new title) "Micky is claimed to be the world's champion jumper - and is almost as intelligent as many of his elders - ".

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    C/U of Micky the Alsatian dog; man off-camera introduces him, saying that he claims to be the greatest canine jumper in the world. We then see Micky doing several tricks with his owner (who sounds a bit like a Peter Sellers character) in a park: the man lies on the ground with his legs in the air, Micky balances with his front paws on the man's feet, back paws on his hands, spots his ball and leaps off to get it. Micky chews through a thick piece of string at the order ("Will you please cut that rope?") from his owner.

    Micky lies down dead, rolls over and begs. He takes his owner's handkerchief from his top jacket pocket and gives it to him, then leaps onto the man's back for a piggyback ride. The man does a handstand; while upside-down he does the splits and Micky jumps through! Next, Micky leaps over a high jump, by jumping up onto the man's back first.

    Intertitle reads: "And now watch this - - a 9' 6" gate."
    Micky does an incredibly high jump over the gate - again, he jumps onto his owner's back, who stands up, giving the dog an extra lift to clear the jump.

    Soundtrack is missing for the last section of this story; Micky barks while sitting on the grass with his owner who is speaking to camera. Micky then joins the man on the back of a motorcycle with his paws on the man's shoulders and they drive off down the road.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:10:07:00 / 01:12:32:00
    PT 032
    Sort Number:
    PT 032
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Comments (1)

  1. British Pathé says

    This dog is pretty spectacular!

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