Footage of fish doctor Mr Rex Dutta helping to cure fish with electric machinery. London.
Fish Heart Beats, London
M/S Fish swimming in tank. M/S Two fish swimming. M/S Man (Fish doctor Mr Rex Dutta) and girl assistant preparing equipment. C/U Striped fish swimming. M/S Girl lowers net into tank presumably to withdraw one of the fish. C/U she examines net then carries it away. M/S Girl returns into previous room. C/U She lowers the fish into another tank. C/U Fish swimming in tank she hems it into one corner by using a piece of glass.
M/S Man adjusting his controls. M/S he places on earphones. C/U Fish swimming by the microphone. M/S Man nods to girl that he can hear O.K. C/U Instruments flickering. C/U Fish swimming by mike. C/U Instruments flickering. C/U Man speaks to girl who now places a small square object in the tank. C/U Square object behind the fish. C/U Man and girl. C/U Fish. M/S Man reaches his hand inside the tank and takes hold of the fish. C/U Holding a glass tube near the fish.
M/S He hands the glass tube to the girl. C/S He picks up a jar of liquid from the table. M/S He starts to lift the fish out of the water. M/S He holds the fish while the girl pours some of the liquid from the jar into its mouth. C/U Fish swallowing the liquid. M/S Man now returning to his instruments. C/U Instruments flickering. M/S Girl removes air tube and glass frame from tank she then pours another liquid into the tank. C/U Fish swimming in the tank.
Cataloguer's note: Soundtrack overlaps onto next story.
Note: Rex Dutta and his wife Olive (?) Dutta appear in a few Pathe films - who were they?! - JH.