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    Olympia, London.

    LV kids watching Bertram Mills'circus. SV clowns performing dentistry gag in ring. SCU kids laughing. SV clowns having tooth pulled. SCU kids laughing looking at the performers. LV horse going to bed, trainer pulls cover cover but horse sits up and pulls sheet over. SCU kids applauding. LV the two knockabout comedians. SV larger one throwing the smaller etc. CU kids laughing. The two tumble and knock the lamp post at each other's face. CU small boy smiling while eating. LV John, the Wonder Boy, balancing sword. SCU Small boy still eating. John finishing act. CU small boy starting on another sandwich. John juggling with hoops. CU Small girl watching. LV the three clowns playing around with 400lb. weight. SV the three clowns. One staggering around with weight the other two running backwards and forwards. SV man holds up 400lb. weight whilst other props him up. Man still propped up. One helps him down with the weight whilst the other whips the prop from underneath him. LV smallest of trio being placed in gun. SV gun fired and small man appears with burning hat from other side of ring, and chases others out of ring. This was one of the acts of Bertram Mills Circus.


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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:34:00:00 / 01:37:07:00
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  • Appears in...

    Lifestyle & Culture
    Bertram Mills Circus circus Circus Circus Bertram Mills Circus Big Top Circus on film
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    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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