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  • Short Summary

    Grape harvest in Switzerland - various shots of women and children at work and having lunch.

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    "The kind of picture of Switzerland we mostly think about is this sort -" Landscape shot of Swiss Alps.

    "There is another aspect, however, of that snow-capped home of the mountains - the fertile vineyards in the summer." C/U of a woman in peasant style dress eating a bunch of grapes. She smiles and nods at the camera. C/U of two women cutting bunches of grapes from the vine. M/S of women harvesting grapes. Man with a large basket on his back crouches down in front of the women and they pour grapes into the basket. A young boy is helping with the harvest. C/U of bunches being poured from the basket into crates. A wheel is turned and the grapes drop down inside a small press. L/S of a cart which has a cow to lead it. Large barrels of grapes are loaded onto the cart. M/S of the cart passing the camera.

    "A brief interruption" comes in the form of lunch. The grape pickers sit around having a picnic lunch. "Then the already crushed grapes are taken to the big press and the juice pumped away. (The men excel at this job)." Various shots of men carrying large barrels of grapes. Two men work a press. "A glass of wine - and thou..." C/U of man and woman sitting close together and sharing a glass of wine. They then kiss each other. "But, even old man Omar didn't anticipate these wine fanciers!" M/S of a motorcycle and sidecar laden down with girls moving down a street towards the camera.

    Was an item in Eve's Film Review issue number 501.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:10:30:00 / 01:13:55:00
    EP 204

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