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  • Short Summary

    In America eggs are used for playing ping pong & are dropped out of windows for amusement.

  • Description

    United States of America (USA).

    Several shots of smashed eggs on the floor and man cleaning it. Shot of a tall building with a man on one of the windows throwing eggs on ground. Pan down to show another man on ground trying to catch the eggs. He succeeds. More shots of the egg catching game. Top shot, from above the window with the man throwing eggs showing a line on ground - it looks as if the man is trying to hit a particular spot on ground. Small crowd gathered to watch. MS. Various shots of the two men playing ping pong with eggs on a rubber table with the third man watching them. Most of the eggs break. LS. Eggs being dropped from a window of a skyscraper onto rubber below, it bounces and then breaks. More shots of the men playing table tennis with eggs.

    Date found in the old record 24/04/1947.

    Cataloguer's note - this would be an interesting watch for the starving European audience of 1947!

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2371.03
    Media URN:
    66496
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:04:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:04:07:00 / 01:08:27:00
    Canister:
    UN 1713 F

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