• Short Summary

    Children sing to call villagers to worship, a six-legged lamb and performing circus elephants.

  • Description

    Titles read: 'PEEPS THROUGH THE WINDOW OF THE WORLD'.

    Various locations of events.

    In a small village near Vienna, Austria, we see an ancient custom of silencing the church bells once a year so that small boys can go around with barrows, calling people to worship with a little song. Natural sound of the boys singing. They are given food (looks like eggs?) by villagers. Shots of the bells ringing on the following day.

    Shots of a six-legged pedigree Ryeland lamb with its mother and sniffing a football in a field. The two extra legs are attached to the left side of the animal just behind its front leg and are held up from the ground. (Location is probably somewhere in England.)

    In Austria we see several shots of elephants climbing on small pots in a circus ring and being fed titbits by their trainer. A large telephone rings and one of the elephants picks it up with its trunk. We hear an odd squeaky sound - not sure if it is meant to be coming out of the phone or the elephants mouth. An elephant enters the ring on its hind legs, wearing a bowler hat, dinner jacket, black tie and shirt and carrying a cane in its trunk. I think he is meant to be impersonating Charlie Chaplin.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1644.17
    Media URN:
    52141
    Group:
    Pathe sound pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    09/05/1935
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:32:33:00 / 01:34:29:00
    Canister:
    PSP 892

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