• Short Summary

    A married couple, the Vallants, of Gras have a very good investment - two budgerigars Lilli and Bimbo who can foretell the results of the matches played in the local Toto (the football pools).

  • Description

    1.
    C.U. Of budgerigar on perch.


    2.
    S.V. Cage-pan up to budgerigar on perch.


    3.
    C.U. Two birds.


    4.
    S.V. Mr. Vallant putting card box on table.


    5.
    S.V. Mrs. Vallant handing budgerigar to Mr. Vallant, Mr. Vallant hitting table, bird picks out card.


    6.
    C.U. Bird picking out card.


    7.
    C.U. Cards pan to bird picking out card.


    8.
    C.U. Bird picking out card.


    9.
    S.V. Ditto.


    10.
    C.U. Cards on table, pan up to bird picking out card, picks out two cards.


    11.
    C.U. Bird picking out card.


    12.
    Back V. Picking up card, bird flies away, man picking up card showing "Don't play Toto this week".


    13.
    C.U. Card- "Don't play this week"


    14.
    S.V. Wife talking to husband.


    15.
    C.U. Mr. Vallant tearing up entry;


    16.
    C.U. Toto coupons on table.


    17.
    S.V. Two birds.




    Initials AW J.H./P.B.



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: A married couple, the Vallants, of Gras have a very good investment - two budgerigars Lilli and Bimbo who can foretell the results of the matches played in the local Toto (the football pools).

    Every week-end Mr. Vallant takes Lilli and Bimbo and briefs them about the matches to be played and then - Ein, Zwei, Drei, Hoppauf - he calls and Bimbo jumps on the box to do his stuff.

    On one of the cards the message 'This week, your luck is out' acts as a dramatic warning to Mr. Vallant.

    So far Bimbo has won 44,000 shilings (Austrian) for Mr. Vallance, and is treated accordingly.

    Incidentally, Bimbo's forecast for the world championship Austria V Russia match is Austrian )0( Russia )1(.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABEWT8TOAQWI8IN3BJ9LA8RO6J
    Media URN:
    VLVABEWT8TOAQWI8IN3BJ9LA8RO6J
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/01/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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