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    Man sits at a desk which is on the roadside. Clocks are lined up on the desk. He knocks some off onto the road with a sweep of his hand. Those which are left he picks up one by one and tosses onto the road - smiling as he does so.

    The same man sits in front of a front door and examines two pieces of a clock. He drops them both on the ground showing how one breaks and the other stays intact. C/U of him showing the camera the broken one and shaking his head. He shows the unbreakable version to the camera - intact. Holds it to his ear - presumably still ticking - and smiles broadly at the camera.

    Intertitle reads: "You can, if you wish, even throw them out of the window and they still smile unbrokenly!" A group of people (including a milkman?) gather around on the pavement looking up to a window above a "Grill Cafe". High angle looking down on to the pavement - man in a dark suit walks along, picks up a clock from the ground. Holds it to his ear then looks up at the camera smiling and nodding.

    Was probably a Pathe Pictorial item.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:30:02:00 / 01:31:23:00
    EP 065
    Sort Number:
    EP 065
  • Appears in...

    Entertainment & Humour Science & Technology
    EP 065 Clocks
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    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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