• Short Summary

    Animals in an Australian zoo try to keep cool during heatwave.

  • Description

    Titles read: "Just supposing! Advance heat wave tips from Australia".

    Australia.

    Street scenes in an Australian city - Sydney? Men in suits walk about the streets in the sunshine as commentator asks if father dressed to keep comfortable in 100 degrees in the shade?

    Shots of people swimming in the sea at a beach. At a zoo we see a polar bear swimming about his pool. A monkey with a baby in its pouch eats and ice-cream. An elephant sprays water over himself with his trunk. An orang-utan drinks water from a hose pipe.

    Followed by an odd sequence that starts with C/U of a sign reading 'Brown & Co. Woollen Suitings'. Cut to secretary sitting at a desk and taking down dictation. As we pull back we hear her boss saying "Owing to the excessive heat, we find a great falling off in gentlemen's suits" (we now see the boss is in his vest, shorts and socks). He continues "and if the fall continues it will be a calamity!".

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1628.05
    Media URN:
    51886
    Group:
    Pathe sound pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    12/04/1934
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:05:38:00 / 01:07:18:00
    Canister:
    PSP 836

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