• Short Summary

    Diviner Catherine Bent has such extreme reactions her whole body twitches when near water.

  • Description

    Water diviner Catherine Bent at work in Deveran, Cornwall.

    Various shots woman walking about field accompanied by man, she suddenly starts waving her arms frantically and twitching mancially. M/S two farmers leaning on gate watching. M/S woman walking with arm outstretched like a zombie. She drops her arm, sticks a flag in the ground. Various shots of woman twitching, jerking and then placing more flags in ground.

    She places her hand in her pocket and pulls out a piece of string. C/U woman's hand waggling piece of string. M/S woman waggling string - man hands her another, flag she sticks it in. M/S two farmers entering field and walking towards her. M/S woman does a final fling and signals the farmer to come over. The two men join the woman and she explains where the water is, one of them begins to drive in a large pipe.

    Cataloguers' note: this item is hilarious - Catherine's extreme reactions are more funny than any Monty Python silly walk.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1335.18
    Media URN:
    44085
    Group:
    New pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    26/07/1954
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:29:55:00 / 01:31:15:00
    Canister:
    NP 515

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