• Short Summary

    People watch monkeys at Rome Zoo and lobsters are hypnotised then stand on their heads.

  • Description

    Titles read: "CINETOPICALITIES IN BRIEF".

    Various locations of events.

    In Rome, Italy, we see crowds of people at the zoo. People sit at outdoor cafe tables. Various shots of geese and swans. Monkeys in a cage sit at a table with napkins around their necks and drink milk from bottles. A large crowd watches.

    We then see performing lobsters having their backs scratched to hypnotise them and then standing on their heads - yes, really. One is pushed over and starts to come round, flapping his claws. How strange. (Location of events unspecified - Weirdsville?)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1202.15
    Media URN:
    15563
    Group:
    Pathetones
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    20/05/1940
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:26:16:00 / 01:27:30:00
    Canister:
    PT 529

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