• Short Summary

    Various humorous and strange news items from 1935

  • Description

    Gaumont British Ident

    SLATE INFORMATION: Crazy Newsreel. A Cocktail of the Loopiest News Items of 1935

    UNKNOWN:
    INT
    Lively couples dancing

    UNKNOWN:
    EXT
    Plane flies with car attached underneath

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    EXT
    Man flaps wings of "bird plane", does not fly

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    EXT
    Crazy drivers operate automobiles. Public safety announcements warn drivers of cars

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    Various shots of dogs. Pekingese dog show, toy dog, dog that says "mama."

    UNKNOWN:
    INT/EXT
    Multiple shots of sailors, admirals kissing girls

    USA:
    INT
    Scientists test the reaction of how hugs lead to kisses. Funny soundbite - "Nobody but a scientist would need a machine."

    CHINA:
    EXT
    57 couples getting married at the same time. Funny soundbite - "Their friends and relations brought rice to throw but the ceremony lasted so long they ate it."

    JAPAN:
    INT
    Shots of Japanese babies. There is a baby born in Japan every 15 seconds

    UNKNOWN:
    INT
    Inventions. Self rocking cradles, rocking horses, an air conditioned bed for spinsters

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    EXT
    Multiple shots of "bathing beauties". Funny soundbite - "They make young men old and old men desperate." Woman hits man on head with umbrella. Contortionist poses.

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    EXT
    Fashionable girls on the top of an omnibus

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    EXT
    Firemen with hats riding on bicycles, try to put out fire in a hen house. Women fire fighters on a fire truck. Funny soundbite - "In this town when a man gets lonely he sets fire to the curtains." Men rescue female firefighters from a burning house

    UNKNOWN:
    INT
    Wild wrestling erupts, and a referee is tackled

    ENGLAND:
    EXT
    Members of british army singing

    SPAIN: Northern Spain
    EXT
    Bullfight fiesta with dancing. Spectators taunt bull. People in bull costumes taunt camera men. Toreador "kills" the bulls. Matador.

    UNKNOWN:
    EXT
    Cannonball girl. Woman is shot out of cannon. Cannonball man. Man takes cannonballs to the stomach. Circus performers shot from cannons

    FRANCE:
    EXT
    French water tournament, people fall/get pushed in water

    UNKNOWN:
    EXT
    Man waterskiing on head, boat crashes onto shore

    UNKNOWN:
    EXT
    "The human skate" skates headfirst down an incline

    UNKNOWN:
    INT
    Large room full of "the only turkeys that were not eaten on Christmas Day" say "hip, hip, hooray!"

    Background: Various humorous and strange news items from 1935

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2TC5YB8T6R78RY6X84YD4QL7B
    Media URN:
    VLVA2TC5YB8T6R78RY6X84YD4QL7B
    Group:
    Reuters - Gaumont British Newsreel
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/12/1935
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:06:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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