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  • Short Summary

    Quirky stuff - probably designed for children - a mouse race and lion tamer at the zoo.

  • Description

    C/U of woman with several white mice running around her shoulders and arms. She kisses one of the mice. Mice are placed in wheels and a race ensues with people standing around and cheering on the mouse of their choice. The mice are set off again and we see a "mouse-eye view". C/Us of the mice inside their wheels. Although a little cruel - it is quite funny!

    Scenes at a circus rehearsal. Lion jumps over a bar, a man brushes the ringside seats to clean them. A man does juggling tricks. Chorus girls or dancers sit at the ringside waiting to go on. Juggling continues. Lions in the cage growl at the keeper, sit up and beg, walk across a tightrope etc. Two of the chorus girls chat. "Lion's-eye view" of the keeper with his whip as the lion walks across the tightrope.

    Note: this film is decomposing.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1617.07
    Media URN:
    70736
    Group:
    Documentaries
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    1950
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:53:00:00 / 01:55:27:00
    Canister:
    DOCS

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