• Short Summary

    Cute baby is the is used to demonstrate the innovation of trick photography.

  • Description

    Full titles read: "JUST BABY (But, what a baby !), (a Process Camera experiment).

    Intertitle reads: "Baby - a little bundle of tears, smiles, and dynamite. And just delivered by Stork Express."

    L/S of a cute little baby lying top of some thick blankets, there is a large imposing model stork above it. C/U of the baby.

    Intertitle reads: "Days are far to short for Baby - so at night his other selves sneak off to do the things he overlooked."
    C/U of the baby fast asleep. With the help of trick photography a tiny baby appears on his temple. A number of babies are seen walking across the child's forehead, (spooky !) and disappearing.

    Intertitle reads: "The infant explorer in Nightmareland - a strange country, peopled with grotesque figures out of the night !"
    C/U's of the baby's toy monkey moving it's arms legs and ears as well as a rabbit and a toy clown who dances (it's rather weird and surreal).

    M/S's of the baby playing with a camera and playing with a duck in a small bath tub. more trick photography as the camera pans from left to right past a number of identical babies. M/S of the baby yawning and rubbing his eyes several times. L/S of the baby watching it self on large cinema screen, which unfortunately keeps going out of rack. We discover why when the baby is seen attempting to eat the film from the projector !

    Intertitle reads: "One little baby - Mother wishes there were more like him."
    More trick photography showing rows and rows of the same baby laughing.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:15:07:00 / 01:18:21:00
    PT 143

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