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  • Short Summary

    Bizarre but comical item about a man in a coffin parading around his town on a horse and cart.

  • Description

    Hindley, Lancashire.

    Intertitle: "Going to His Own Funeral. Mr. Edward Croston tries novel experience of riding in his own coffin".

    M/S of Mr. C. climbing into a coffin, several men hold open the coffin, including an undertaker. Mr. C. is passed a glass of alcohol, a wreath and a small puppy. Panning shot of Mr. C. in the coffin smoking a cigar.

    L/S of the 'funeral cortege' making its way up a cobbled street. Mr. C waves at passers-by from the coffin on the back of a cart.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    224.19
    Media URN:
    22026
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    08/12/1920
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:24:06:00 / 01:25:13:00
    Canister:
    G 727

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