• Short Summary

    Beauty regime behind the cattle show - heifer being washed, brushed and oiled to look great!

  • Description

    Murayshire, Scotland.

    L/S of a cattle show. People walk in circles showing their cows to the audience. Cut to a L/S of the audience, great crowd. Cut to a M/S of a man walking the winning bull - he looks very pretty.

    M/S of a man with his hands in bucket full of foam. C/U high angle shot of hands in the bucket. M/S of man's profile as he prepares a shampoo. Man's name is George Edwards and he is getting ready to wash and groom his champion Aberdeen Angus Heifer. Mr Edwards takes the bucket and walks towards his animal. She is large and beautiful. M/S of Mr Edwards brushing and shampooing the cow. Then he takes the bucket and pours water onto cow's back. He starts brushing vigorously again.

    Voiceover explains the washing procedure and beauty regime that cows are subjected to when chosen for a show or sale.

    M/S of Mr Edwards taking more water to wash off the shampoo. C/U shot of water being poured over the cow. Cow keeps moving as if water is too cold. Man brushes the cow. She looks really shiny. C/U shot of the cow's face. Poor thing does not look pleased at all but she is definitely clean.

    C/U shot of cow's legs. C/U shot of Mr Edwards brushing her hoofs. C/U shot of the cow's face - great big eyes. M/S of Mr Edwards fluffing the cow's tail. M/S of another man, probably Mr Edwards' father, who takes the lead and starts walking the cow. He starts training her to "walk with grace". Cut to a long panning shot of the cow show, lots of shiny groomed cows.

    Note: Mute neg for CP 228 issue is badly scratched and has some white stains on.

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    Film ID:
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    Colour pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:48:36:00 / 01:51:04:00
    CP 228

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