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  • Short Summary

    Chinese writing is translated.

  • Description

    Begins with Pathe Pictorial title sequence. See record for Title Sequence in tin EP131.

    C/U of a hand writing a Chinese character on a piece of paper. English word magically appear translating the Chinese. Word is "ashes". An extra part is added to the character and the word turns into "coal". Intertitle reads: "And look at this very logical sequence of thoughts - " C/U of characters representing the following are drawn: "two eyes, bird, hand, frightened." Another character is drawn representing LI - Chinese Mile. Intertitle reads: "Yes, a mile in China very often is a lie!"

    Was an item in Pathe Pictorial issue number 561.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    932.26
    Media URN:
    16643
    Group:
    Eve pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    31/12/1928
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:51:56:00 / 01:53:54:00
    Canister:
    EP 134

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