• Short Summary

    A comical item about a tea party for dogs.

  • Description

    Brixton, South London.

    C/U of an iced cake on a table. M/S of cakes, biscuits and party food on four chairs pushed against a wall of a community hall. Three women enter and pick up various dishes from the chairs. C/U of a pair of hands taking a plate of ham off a chair. The narrator asks: "Feeling fed up? Well, there's no point in constantly moaning about leading a dog's life, so why not snap out of it and have a party like these chaps in South London". M/S of four dogs wearing napkins and party hats sitting in front of a low trestle table covered in dishes of different party food. The women enter and place more dishes in front of the dogs. C/U of a woman placing a bowl of food in front of a Boxer dog in a yellow hat. C/U of the Boxer, who has the name 'Bullet' embroidered on his bib, tucking in to the food. C/U of an Alsatian slurping food out of a bowl . C/U of Tess the black Labrador drinking brown liquid from a glass before licking a nearby plate. The narrator jokes that "this not just an informal get together. In fact the guest list is terribly exclusive" - all the dogs are members of The Brixton and District Dogs' Training Club. M/S of the Alsatian eating. C/U of Busky, a small white mongrel wearing a clown's hat, eating with its paws resting on the table. C/U of a boxer licking a plate. C/U of Fi, a Chow in a green hat panting and watching the other dogs eat. C/U of a Grey Hound wearing a bib eating from a plate. C/U of Fi lying on the floor, panning shot from the dog's face to a near empty glass. The narrator suggests that Fi can not hold her drink! C/U of a little black and brown dog in a pink hat resting its head on its chin. M/S of Sabre the Alsatian wearing a napkin stretched out asleep on the floor. C/U of Manda the grey Boxer lying on the floor next to an empty glass. The narrator finishes with a lame pun about the 'drunk' dogs - "dog gone disgusting, we reckon!"

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    Colour pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:38:16:00 / 01:39:19:00
    CP 160

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