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    Titles read: "NOW Pathe Pictorial has pleasure in presenting - Exclusive pictures of THE WORLD'S MOST FAMOUS BABIES - The celebrated Quintuplets of Canada."

    Callander (?), Ontario, Canada.

    Shots of the home of the Dionne Quintuplets. We see hundreds of baby clothes hanging on the washing lines outside.

    M/S of Mr and Mrs Dionne. Dr Dafoe, who delivered the five babies, goes into the house and puts on a gown and mask to prevent bringing germs into the nursery. Natural sound as he picks up each baby and talks to it. He passes each one to a nurse (or Mrs Dionne?) and she puts them on a table and covers their bodies with a blanket. Several shots of the babies. From left to right, they are Yvonne, Annette, Cecille, Marie and Emilie (sp?).

    The babies are cleaned all over with olive oil then weighed. One baby has her nappy changed. Dr Dafoe poses with a baby in each arm. Their parents, also in protective gowns, look on. The babies are put back in their incubator before being fed. A nurse prepares their "human milk brought from Toronto and Montreal hospitals". Mr and Mrs Dionne peer inside the incubator at their children.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:54:32:00 / 01:57:57:00
    PSP 860
    Sort Number:
    PSP 860
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    Historical Figures & Celebrities Lifestyle & Culture Entertainment & Humour
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    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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