• Short Summary

    American parrot fanciers show off their birds and get them to talk for the camera.

  • Description

    Full titles read: "Pretty Poll!" (new title) "Whether it is the brilliant plumage of Poll, or his "back-chat", no one knows, but these birds are great favourites in America."

    United States of America.

    Various shots of men and women standing in a square with parrots perched on their fingers. M/S of two women with parrots as one of the women rattles on about what her bird can do. Another woman talks with her parrot and gets it to sing and say "Here kitty, kitty". The woman asks it "What does President Hoover say?" and after some prompting the parrot says "Hoorah for General Jackson!"; the watching crowd laughs.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1034.01
    Media URN:
    36965
    Group:
    Pathetones
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    20/07/1931
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:17:00 / 01:01:32:00
    Canister:
    PT 069

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