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  • Short Summary

    Various scenes showing women harvesting tobacco leaves. Old woman smokes a pipe at the end.

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    "Watch the pictures and guess what it is - " L/S of a group of women walking through a crop field. They have baskets over their arms. M/S of girl picking large leaves from the crop and placing them in her basket. L/S of the field of workers. M/S of four girls hanging the leaves on a pole. The girl in the foreground is laughing and looking coy. C/U of the leaves being tied onto the pole. Another M/S of the girls at work. M/S of the poles being placed on a frame attached to the back of a trolley. The girls push the trolley along.

    "One more guess.." C/U of a leaf. "Those who said "Tobacco" win the Smoking Stakes. And here's a queer thing. They "bonnet" the flower - to prevent fertilisation." M/S of woman tending to the top of a tobacco plant. C/U of her hands as the places a plastic bonnet over the top of the plant. "Yes, they all help the harvest." C/U of an elderly woman with a shawl over her head smoking a pipe (an actress I think).

    Was an Eve's Film Review item.

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    Film ID:
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    Eve pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:48:32:00 / 01:50:40:00
    EP 288

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