• Short Summary

    Light-hearted American item where a store sells a fur coat for 497 potatoes.

  • Description

    Unissued / Unused material.

    Item title reads - 'Ad gets fur store in peck of trouble'.

    America (USA).

    M/S's man advertising department store over the radio. M/S family sat round table listening to radio whilst they have breakfast. C/U housewife and her husband. They hear that, for only 497 potatoes, you can get a sheer beaver coat. They listen more closely to the announcement. M/S of broadcaster as he repeats the offer. They get very excited and hurry out of the door with their coats on.

    M/S as they jump out of taxi at grocers and start to load up the 497 potatoes. They carry them out to the car and drive off in taxi. M/S as they lug the sacks and basket into department store. They point to coat and potatoes, and the sales woman puts her hand to her head and calls for manager. Various shots as they argue about the offer, and he eventually gives in. Various shots as the lady tries on the fur coat and hugs her husband. C/U of her in the new coat. M/S of the owner sat in a chair, he say he is glad the offer didn't mention fish!

    Cataloguer's note: the item has American commentary.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:32:32:00 / 01:34:35:00
    UN 1191 A

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