The Face Of Things - To Come! 1934

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    Titles read: 'The face of things - TO COME!'

    Location of events unknown - United States of America?

    Various shots show a huge talking robot man with curly hair called 'Alpha'. A man beside him asks him to raise his arm and fire a pistol, which he does. In reply to the man's questions Alpha says he is 6 feet tall and weighs 1 ton.

    The man asks if Alpha likes little boys or little girls and the robot says "No!" He does like the ladies so a young brunette girl appears and asks Alpha if he is married. He says not yet and tells her he likes blondes. The girl looks discouraged. When told by the man to take another look at the brunette Alpha decides that "She'll do!".

    This is a weird one!

    Note: according to paperwork this film originated in the USA and the girl has an American accent, but the man and the robot sound English. Paperwork lists Mr Yearsley and Mr Redknap as having sections of narration - perhaps it was dubbed, or maybe it was just an American story about an eccentric Britisher!

    Duplicate exists in Turns Can 7 - see separate record for details.

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    06/12/1934
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    52049
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1638.10
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:01:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:17:14:00 / 01:18:50:00
    Canister:
    PSP 870
    Sort Number:
    PSP 870
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