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  • Short Summary

    Women at work bringing in the rice crop in Italy.

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    Italy. "Buxom wenches, and equally at home with oxen or crops - "

    M/S in an oval frame of a woman leading a group of oxen along ploughing a field. Various shots of the primitive plough being used. "They are harvesting rice here - a real bumper crop." Panning shot of women picking rice crop. Bundles are gathered together. "They keep the "tying fibre" slung on their backs -" More shots of the women gathering up the rice and tying it into bundles. C/U of one of the women holding bundles of rice plants. Man uses a pitchfork to load the bundles onto trolleys.

    "When Adam gets busy on the threshing, the girls are there to keep him out of mischief..." Panning shot of men and women working at the threshing machine. C/U of two women sorting picking up handfuls of rice and letting it slip through their fingers. "Eve calls it a day..." M/S of woman tipping barrow loads of rice onto a pile.

    Was an item in Eve's Film Review issue number 516.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:43:37:00 / 01:46:47:00
    EP 211

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