• Short Summary

    Trained chimp washes face of little girl, daughter of Bertram Mills Circus' lion tamer.

  • Description

    Yorkshire.

    Various shots of chimp washing little girl's face with damp flannel. C/U monkey trainer. Various shots of chimp trying to brush little girl's hair, she takes the brush from him and brushes his hair. Chimp takes brush back and brushes own head, pan to girl who takes 2 dolls from cupboard and throws them towards chimp. Chimp puts down brush and rejects doll. Teddy bear is thrown at him. C/U Chimp touching bear's eyes. Man's hand stops him pulling it off. Little girl picks up teddy, chimp picks up brush, waving it like baton before starting to brush head. C/U trainer's head. Chimp rises and girl hugs him.

    Little girl is Alexis Kerr, daughter of Bertram Mills Circus' lion tamer. Monkey trainer is Signor Sciptini.

    Note: newspaper article on file.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1311.10
    Media URN:
    43433
    Group:
    New pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    15/12/1952
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:11:22:00 / 01:12:43:00
    Canister:
    NP 431

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