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  • Short Summary

    Travelogue showing traditional dress and dance of Hungary.

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    Introductory intertitle reads: "On the great plains of Hungary where houses may be miles apart, and young people store up their energy for week-end merry-making in the village."

    Travelogue. L/S of group of women in national dress. A horse drawn cart draws up and other elaborately dressed women get out. Various shots of the women in their finery. "For gaudy taste in festive raiment, the Hungarian has no equal among his sex!" M/S of three men posing - they hold hands.

    "The women's get-up isn't exactly standard, either. Hair-dressing for instance..." L/S of woman posing hand on hip. She turns to show us the back of her dress and her long plaited hair. A man offscreen uses a stick to lift the woman's plait away from her back to display it to the camera.

    "In a week a lot of gossip can accumulate." L/S of three women sitting on a bench. Two of the women look like they are having a gossip. The other sits a little way away from them.

    L/S of large number of people in traditional dress walking away from the camera. L/Ss of people going in and coming out of a large building - possibly a church. "But you can't stop merry feet from tripping the light fantastic - and they have a dance all their own here - "

    L/S of people in traditional dress dancing in the open air. They dance in couples.

    Note: this is one of the NFTVA prints made from our decomposing nitrate. Image damage is quite bad - probably unusable.

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    Film ID:
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    Eve pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:52:45:00 / 01:56:16:00
    EP 189

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