Nice item giving a brief history of the playing card.
Titles read: QUEER CARDS - An excursion into the History of Cards.
M/S of woman explaining that modern cards were invented during the rein of King Charles VI in France.
Intertitle reads: 'These cards were an old Spanish custom -'
Several C/Us of old playing cards with pictures of Kings, swords and goblets on. 'Italian of the same era - whenever that was -' C/Us of old Italian cards. 'Two centuries of Dutch used these. -' C/Us of cards which include a man with beer tankard, and aristocratic man with walking stick. 'And this is what Swiss Poker players used, long, long ago !' C/U of King sitting on throne. Several other shots of cards from countries including Germany, Korea and Japan. M/S of person's hands dealing out a set of more modern looking circular cards. C/U of Queen of hearts. 'Cinematic tricks by our cameraman -' C/Us of various playing cards standing up in bright light the shadows made by the cards move backwards and forwards as if by magic