• Short Summary

    A gas works in Italy, insects are gassed, skiing on straw, billiards on a train and 12-year-old American author Dave Statler.

  • Description

    Titles read: "CINETOPICALITIES IN BRIEF".

    Various locations of events.

    At Port Marghera near Venice, Italy, we see various shots of men working at a gas works / oil refinery where an easily combustible and cheap liquid gas is produced. A woman in a tent uses gas from a cylinder to light a lamp and a stove.

    In Durban, South Africa, we see men in gas masks and protective overalls spraying gas in a street to fight an insect plague.

    In the Bavarian Alps in Germany we see people at a ski-school skiing down a slope of dry straw and leaping over a small jump. It looks like good fun.

    Somewhere in the United States of America we see various shots of the Viking, the famous Midwest American train with a billiards table on board. 'Fancy-shot champion' Charles Peterson does some trick billiards shots.

    Also in the United States we see 12-year-old writer Dave Statler in a cowboy outfit, reading a passage from the western thriller he wrote and illustrated himself called 'Roaring Guns'. He tells us his next book is "gonna be a juicy one - 40 men killed on each page - wow!".

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1180.13
    Media URN:
    40670
    Group:
    Pathetones
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    05/12/1938
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:24:24:00 / 01:27:10:00
    Canister:
    PT 454

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