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  • Short Summary

    Animation featuring that naughty dog Jerry - this week he visits the Wembley Exhibition.

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    An U.I.C. Production. Animation featuring Jerry the Troublesome Tyke - a cartoon dog.

    Man on a ladder holding a bucket and a brush puts up a poster for the British Empire Exhibition - "Why not go to Wembley?". Jerry walks along reading a newspaper. In a thought bubble above his head we can see that he is thinking about horse racing, the tote and money (I think!). He's so deep in thought that he knocks the poster man off his ladder. The man is very angry and knocks Jerry over with his brush. Jerry sees stars. He picks up the can of glue and throws it at the poster whereupon the lion on the poster looks shocked and all its fur stands on end. It looks at Jerry and roars. Poster man runs off, Jerry quakes with fear and the lion jumps off the poster and starts chasing him. Jerry with the lion in hot pursuit runs past a sign which says: "To Wembley" with an arrow. Jerry jumps over a wall into Wembley Stadium. Another sign points: "To India". Jerry pulls his ears off (!) and scratches his head - thinking. He puts his ears back on and smiles - walks in the direction of India. Jerry is then superimposed on a live action background of the Indian pavilion. The picture dissolves into a cartoon version and Jerry protests: "Hi! What's happened? I want the real Wembley!" He looks irate, it changes back and he smiles. Shot of the Taj Mahal. Jerry says: "Me for the Lake."

    The cartoon Jerry sits in a rowing boat which is superimposed on live action footage of real people in rowing boats at the exhibition. He rows frantically and waves at people. His boat is called the "Leviathan." An intertitle reads: "And then he found the Amusement Park..." Jerry looks super excited. He winks at the audience and holds his thumb up. The animated amusement park cuts to the real funfair. Then a cartoon Jerry has a go on the real helter-skelter. Shot from a cameraman-on-a-mat point of view we see Jerry tumbling down the "Jack and Jill" ride. Jumping off at the bottom he proclaims: "FINE! Now for the Scenic Railway!" Cartoon Jerry is superimposed over point of view shots of the journey of a roller coaster train. Jerry gets thrown all over the place. He looks dazed. When he gets off the ride he keeps grabbing his mouth as if about to be sick or belching. The uniformed attendant has a belly laugh at Jerry, holding his sides and saying: "Try the Giant Racer: it's not arf as bad as this!"

    Shot of the Giant Racer - rather like the "Grand National" at Blackpool Pleasure Beach - two roller coaster trains which race against each other side by side. We see two sets of cars coming down the tracks towards the camera. Jerry runs off to have a go - the man in uniform tips a wink to the audience. Jerry sits at the front of the Giant Racer. We see the vertiginous ups and downs from the point of view of a cameraman on the ride. Jerry looks scared. Intertitle reads: "Oh! murder!!****?**!-** They told me this thing was all right."

    More scary scenes and Jerry is suddenly propelled high into the sky - we see his body getting smaller and smaller. The conductor of an open topped bus is not perturbed at all when Jerry suddenly lands in the bus from the sky. He puts his hand out and asks: "How Far?" Jerry replies: "As far as you can take me from Wembley."

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    Film ID:
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    Eve pictorials
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:49:12:00 / 01:54:02:00
    EP 065

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