• Short Summary

    Harry Higginson punts over Streatham Ice Rink, elephants bathe in the new pool at a German zoo and a driver-less tractor in Louisiana.

  • Description

    Titles read: "CINEVIEWS IN BRIEF".

    Various locations of events.

    Several shots of former Thames Punting Champion Harry Higginson punting over an ice rink at Streatham, London. He pushes the boat along over the ice as commentator says "he claims to get a bigger kick out of pushing the boat out like this than in any other way".

    In Germany we see some newly arrived elephants at a zoo swimming in the new pool there. A crowd of people watch the elephants (adults and babies) get into the water and splash about.

    In Louisiana, United States of America, we see a driver-less tractor invented by a farmer. The tractor is guided along by a length of cable from a central derrick. Nice shot of the farmer sitting in a rocking chair in the cotton field, reading a newspaper as he watches the tractor chug by doing all the work. Aerial shot shows the tracks made by the tractor in the field.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1160.22
    Media URN:
    40131
    Group:
    Pathetones
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    29/11/1937
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:48:36:00 / 01:50:00:00
    Canister:
    PT 401

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