• Short Summary

    Fantastically funny film - chimps make a news film about aviation.

  • Description

    Reel 2.

    A man balances a pole on his head from which two people swing and another stands on his head. Woman brushing her teeth. People flying model aeroplanes. Person hanging from a plane. Slow motion of a man leaping off a plane with a parachute. Newspaper article about the London-Paris Air Service. L'Arc de Triomphe. Plane carrying a car. Father Christmas in an aeroplane. Man walking out on a wing and bobbing up and down. Air to air shots. More stunting on biplane wings. Silly voiceover. Man directing film sequence (he has a megaphone). A train crash. Shot of a sign which says "Railway Crisis - Go by Air - Avro".

    Chimpanzees running the television channel. Space rocket. A chimp runs along a corridor carrying film cans. "Sports Roundup" programme logo. Aintree 2 o'clock race. Car racing at Silverside. Henley regatta. Round Britain cycle race. Penny Farthing and other old bicycles. Shot of a man on a bicycle somersaulting over a table. Cars skidding. A car with two steering wheels. Trick cyclists. Punting. Car jumps over a hedge after a horse. Boat race. Cyclist rides off pier into sea. Chimps accuse each other of getting the stories mixed up. Snooker championship. Trick shots with silly sound effects. Man fired from a cannon appears to land on the snooker table.

    See reel 1.

    Note: silly voice over throughout! (Commentary by Bob Danvers-Walker, funny voices by Graham Stark - SL.) See also "Scrutiny" which has the same silly chimps and is even funnier!

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2723.08
    Media URN:
    80328
    Group:
    Documentaries
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1963
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:07:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:55:46:00 / 02:03:15:00
    Canister:
    DOCS

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