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  • Short Summary

    Great film showing actresses trying their hand at a game of baseball - funny stuff .

  • Description

    Filmed at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea, London.

    Actresses from "Yellow Mask" and "So this is Love" try their hand at baseball.

    6 women with arms round each other bow to the camera. By a camera trick their ordinary clothes are magically transformed into baseball uniforms. The instructor tells the players that the first step for successful baseball is to chew gum. C/U of coach putting chewing gum into a player's mouth. Game begins with a bit of rough play. C/U of group of girls chewing gum.

    Elvin Hedges demonstrates technique to the actresses from the Winter Gardens and His Majesty's Theatre. The group of girls fall over as he takes a swipe at the ball. One of the girls takes a swing. Bernard Nedell steps up to give some tips on pitching technique. The girls practice their "sliding technique".

    Intertitle reads: "A run on the field is worth two in the stocking". A game is played with girls looking on and cheering. The game is stopped while a player attends to her make-up. Laddie Cliff offers a cigarette to a player who attempts to take it out of the cigarette case whilst wearing a baseball glove. He puts it in her mouth and lights it for her. The game continues. One of the players does a somersault in slow motion to reach a base but is touched with the ball by an opposing player.

    Was item in Eve's Film Review issue 364.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    760.21
    Media URN:
    35353
    Group:
    Eve pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    24/05/1928
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:51:13:00 / 01:54:33:00
    Canister:
    EP 020

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