• Short Summary

    Two chimpanzees fool around with camera equipment.

  • Description

    Note: The location of the events in this film are unknown.

    Full titles read: "A MONKEY MELODRAMA - Gentleman chimpanzees make first - class actors - when they have the chance - (and a gun)."

    M/S's of uniformed man (zookeeper perhaps ?) with two chimpanzees. He gives small toy rifle to one of the animals and promptly pulls the trigger on the other. The other chimp falls tot he ground and plays dead as if shot !

    Intertitle reads: "On the subject of pictures, they're perfect cranks."

    M/S of chimp cranking handle on Pathe camera, the other stands in front of the lens and appears to be brushing its hair. Various shots of the chimps fighting until they both fall over.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1038.07
    Media URN:
    37019
    Group:
    Pathetones
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    31/08/1931
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:14:36:00 / 01:15:31:00
    Canister:
    PT 075

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