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  • Short Summary

    Spanish Flamenco dancers and women who wash clothes in a Spanish river.

  • Description

    Spain. "And old Spanish costumes, when the gypsies convert the nearest road into a ballroom..."

    Two women dance a Flamenco in a village street. Musicians and spectators watch the dancing. C/U of one of the dancers who is playing castanets. "The ladies in the orchestra encourage maximum noise at minimum expense." Good panning shot of a dozen women playing the castanets.

    "And just round the corner the washing ladies of the village listen to another kind of music - the river." High angle shot of women doing their washing in the river. "Whilst Ma labours, Pa just sits and smokes - and makes sure the clothes don't vanish..." M/S of man sitting on the ground smoking with a washing line behind him. L/S of women washing clothes in the river.

    Was an item in Eve's Film Review issue number 517.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    938.22
    Media URN:
    16720
    Group:
    Eve pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    30/04/1931
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:50:11:00 / 01:52:09:00
    Canister:
    EP 211

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