• Short Summary

    Austrian love heart cakes, a traditional ceremony of running a race to win a bride and an American shows off his shooting skill.

  • Description

    Titles read: "Caught by the Camera" - animated title shows a baby sitting before the camera which is cranked by the operator. A snake comes out of the lens and makes the baby jump.

    In an unnamed Austrian village we see a woman icing a cake in the shape of a heart. These are given to girls by men when a fair comes to town. Other elaborately iced heart cakes are seen, as well as cakes shaped like gingerbread houses. The last cake is apparently one that a girl can give to a man - it looks like a highly decorated stocking with the heads of two babies sticking out of the top!

    Several shots (in the same village?) of a traditional ceremony taking place; three men run against each other in a race, following two men on horseback through the streets. The winner dances with a girl who has been elected 'bride for the year'; an oompa-band plays for the couple.

    In America we see lawmen showing off their shooting skills in a yard, by shooting over his shoulder while looking in a mirror, lying on a chair to fire at a target, shooting the tip of a cigar from a man's mouth, and blasting two round things from the side of a woman's head (not her ears!).

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:21:30:00 / 01:23:44:00
    PT 251

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