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  • Short Summary

    Various shots of ducks and turkeys on a poultry farm. Automatic plucking machine shown.

  • Description

    "Filmed at Great Kingshill High Wycombe."

    Introductory intertitle reads: "Nature's prize walking comedians - nearest rivals to the penguin - " L/Ss of ducks running along in a field. "It's a good job they can't see their future!" Another shot of the ducks running around. C/U of two ducks held in keepers' arms. "More of the gobblers - festive season variety." Young woman in overalls walks towards the camera followed by lots of turkeys. Various shots of the birds, two women throw out seed. C/U of the turkeys eating. Shots of some white turkeys.

    "And here's a new device - the automatic plucker. Does an hour's work in a minute." Various shots of the automatic plucking machine being used. Feathers fly! C/U of a turkey having its feathers ripped off. Dissolve into a shot of the fully plucked carcass. "And some of the best boxers "train" here." M/S of woman packing birds into boxes.

    Was an item in Eve's Film Review issue number 549.

    Note: flash-frame intertitles.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    950.18
    Media URN:
    16867
    Group:
    Eve pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    10/12/1931
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:35:39:00 / 01:38:22:00
    Canister:
    EP 227

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