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    Paris, France.

    Title: "The FAT MEN'S CLUB ANNUAL OUTING ... but let the picture tell its own story".

    M/S of lots of portly gentlemen cramming onto the back of a tram. Various shots of the tram passing the camera, the fat men wave. M/S of the fat men, with linked arms, dragging the tram up hill. M/S of the back of the tram, some men are still on board, others are pushing. M/S of fat men helping other fat men off the tram.

    Intertitle (for French version): "Le Club des 'Cent Kilogs' fait en autobus l'ascension de Belleville. Trente cinq voyageurs pesant ensemble pres de 5 tonnes prennent d'assaut le vehicule ..." (the rest is obscured by the timecode).

    Various shots of twenty or so fat men standing on the steps of a civic building. The fat men rush on board a tram and then waving out of the windows and from the back. More shots of the tram filled with fat men driving around the Paris streets.

    Intertitle(for French version): "Rue de Belleville, quelques voyageurs furent contraints de descendre: les uns tirant, d'autres poussant, purent amener le lourd vehicule a son point terminus".

    More shots of the fatties on the bus driving around the city. More shots of the large boned gentlemen dragging the tram up a hill. More shots of the men pushing the back of the tram. More shots of the men getting off the tram.

    Note: this item is made in a very jokey, slapstick way. AH 2000.

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    British Pathé
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:49:23:00 / 01:52:03:00
    G 1064
    Sort Number:
    G 1064
  • Appears in...

    Travel & Exploration
    Life in 1920s Paris The Rotund 1920s Paris 1920s Paris
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