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  • Short Summary

    Performing chimps are seen doing silly things dressed up in silly clothes.

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    Introductory intertitle reads: "Following its policy of impartiality the 'Pictorial' reports on what the monkeys say about it all - The Editor."

    M/S of a chimpanzee wearing a jacket going up to a blackboard upon which there is a drawing of a man with the word "Our Teacher - Snooky" written underneath. The chimp uses a board rubber to start to rub off the drawing. Another shot of the monkey by the blackboard. This time it reads: "Now Darwin says", the chimp makes some chalk marks on the board. Intertitle reads: "Prof. Chim Panzee." The chimp sits on a bench in the open air - he is fully clothed. "Show me the man who can hang from a tree by a tail." C/U of the chimp. He wears little round glasses and holds a book in his hand. "Sally Simian" is then introduced. She wears a hat and a dress that says "Sally" on the front. "Joe Coconut" is next up, a young chimp in clothes and round glasses sits reading a book. "No man can make a monkey out of me!"

    An intertitle reads: "The porcupine has more good points than the Stock Exchange." This is followed by two C/Us of a porcupine. C/U of another dressed monkey. "Show us a pug who can whip his weight in badgers." is followed by C/U of two badgers. "The beaver invented this business of being busy." is followed by a shot of a beaver swimming in a river then a shot of him pulling a stick out of the river on to the bank. C/U of the first chimp holding a monkey skull in his hand and pointing at it (presumably after Hamlet). "Who's the original wise guy?" intertitle precedes shots of an owl. "And what about monkey glands - ask the man who owns 'em!" C/U of small monkeys climbing over a bust of Charles Darwin.

    Was an item in Pathe Pictorial issue number 638.

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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:
    01:19:34:00 / 01:22:30:00
    EP 151

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