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  • Short Summary

    Various shots of monkeys and an elephant in the zoo.

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    "To be precise 300 studies of chattering scrambling bundles of mischief from the bazaars of India."

    L/S of a zoo cage full of monkeys. C/U of a hole in the wall of the enclosure where monkeys pour out. They jump all around the cage, climb up ropes and onto pieces of wood. L/S of the cage teeming with the creatures. "Never still, always curious - in fact mischievous little monkeys." M/S through the wire of the monkeys hanging upside down in the cage. High angle shots of the monkeys crowded around a small pond. They drink and play with the water. C/U of a group of monkeys picking fleas out of another monkey's fur.

    "To change the subject - have you ever seen an elephant "shimmy"? M/S of an elephant with a keeper on its back doing the "shimmy" - shaking its body like a wet dog might. Dust comes off the elephant. The keeper jumps down. "He does this, not as a dance, but to shake his rider off!" M/S of the elephant doing it again.

    Was an item in Eve's Film Review issue number 586.

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    Eve pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Black & White
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    01:16:41:00 / 01:18:46:00
    EP 244

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