• Short Summary

    London taxi driver receives fruit stall & Italian artists competition with food prizes.

  • Description

    Hounsditch, London.

    London Taxi-Drivers Aid Society give Lewis de Hond a fruit stall.

    Close up shot of Lewis de Hond alighting from cab. He walks forward and is greeted by cab drivers. Towards and pan, de Hond shaking hands with cabbies. Close up shot of a cab driver shaking hands. Cabbies standing in front of fruit stall. De Hond walks forward to greet them. Cheque being handed to de Hond, pan up to his face. Close up shot of De Hond. High angle shot of bombed ruins of Hounsditch, pan to crowd round de Hond's fruit stall. Close up shot of De Hond waging bunch of grapes. Close up shot of another taxi driver. De Hond serving woman with cucumber. Close up shot of De Hond smiling.

    Suzarra, Italy.

    Italian village holds an artist competition where live animals are the prizes.

    Angle shot, Church tower showing clock in small Italian village of Suzarra. General view, main street in Suzarra. Close up shot of a sign across street, pan down to crowded street. Woman taking turkey from crate. Close up shot of a girl patting calf's head. Close up shot of little boy feeding animal through bars, pan to pigs in sty. Close up shot of a salami. Close up shot of bottles of wine, tilt up to casks of wine. Close up shot of winning picture of two women bending down, pan to artist, Vittorio Bergonzoni, then to prize - basket of salami. Close up shot of painting of a man, pan to artist, Gonzana, holding chicken. Sculptor Corni being presented with a big cheese for his efforts. Close up shot of Corni and cheese. Close up shot of picture of cattle and calf's head, pan to calf and the painter. Close up shot of Giorgi, the painter, pulling calf towards camera. Calf running with man holding on. Pig being chased in crowd to be given as prize to artist Ciardo. Woman chasing pig in crowd.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:02:26:00 / 01:03:56:00

Comments (1)

  1. Unknown user says

    "Hounsditch" should read Houndsditch.

    "Suzarra" in title, text and tags should read Suzzara, (5 changes needed).

    The "church tower" referred to is in fact La Torre Civica di Suzzara.

    Report comment
    Report comment

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment