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    Billy Smart's circus gala for underprivileged kids on Clapham Common.

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    No title. Circus performance for underprivileged kids - gala performance of Billy Smart's circus on Clapham Common, London.

    C/U clown. L/S big top. C/U balloons. M/S actor? Jimmy Handley on an elephant. C/U pan ditto. M/S disc jockey David Jacobs on horseback.

    C/U spotlight. M/S circus performers parading around the ring. C/U bull with large horns. M/S kids in audience. L/S elephants in the ring. C/U ditto. C/U small girl watching. L/S showgirls riding elephants. C/U small girls clapping. Two elephants performing trick - one lays down and the other climbs over him. L/S kids clapping. Various shots girl in wheelchair - Mary Ann - in the ring. She is presented with a caged bird she won in a raffle.

    C/U panther in cage. Panning shot wild cat trainer carrying leopard on his shoulders. C/U girl watching. The trainer makes the panther jump through very small hoop. Panther jumps over trainer's head. C/U small girl in audience. Trainer lays on ground, leopards and panthers lay across him.

    Performance is for poor and disabled children.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:43:05:00 / 01:45:17:00

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