• Short Summary

    Austrian hunters shoot bears and stags in the snow then celebrate at night with flaming torches.

  • Description

    Titles read: "AUSTRIA - HUNTING WE WILL GO, JA?"

    Scenic views of industrialist Carl Vogel's snow-covered estate of Castle Fuschal. Hunting party gathers, greeted by Austrian film star Winnie Markus (wife of Herr Vogel).

    Various shots of the hunting party walking through the snowy woods. L/Ss of a stag walking through the woods. The hunters load their rifles and fire. Horses pull a wagon carrying a lot of dead stags and bears. C/Us of heads of dead stags and bears.

    Night shots of men blowing a horn. Several shots of the 'hunting festivities' carrying on into the night. A stag is carried along on a platform. Hunters fire their rifles. The hunters hold burning torches and stand around the numerous stag and bear carcasses. Dr Simmerstatter, Bishop of Salzburg, consecrates the day's hunting bag. More horn blowing.

    Commentator says: "There's something pleasing in these old hunting customs surviving in our hurried modern age" - this cataloguer begs to differ.

    Followed by end titles and seasonal message - "The Staff and Management of this Cinema wish you - A JOLLY GOOD TIME and a Happy New Year".

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1743.13
    Media URN:
    54060
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    24/12/1962
    Sound:
    sound
    hd format:
    HD Cam
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:34:00:00 / 01:35:49:00
    Canister:
    62/103

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