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  • Short Summary

    Juicy meat is used as bate to tempt alligators - one is caught for supper.

  • Description

    Madagascar - story about hunting alligators.

    M/S of group of about a dozen habitants of Madagascar walking past the camera carrying water pots on their heads. M/S of group of three men walking towards the camera. They walk down a steep bank towards a river or lake. C/U of the three men as they discuss their strategy. They crouch behind a bush. They use a juicy piece of meat as bait with a nasty-looking spike concealed inside. C/U of one of the men carving the spike. M/S of the three men sitting down whilst one puts the spike inside the meat. C/U of the meat which has string tied around it. The meat is thrown into the lake. The men wait behind a bush.

    C/U of the line which suddenly moves. The men pull on the rope. They drag in an alligator. The alligator is tied on to a pole and the men walk off into the jungle with the gator hanging down. "Supper is on the move and a dangerous pest is removed -" Lots of children and women run towards the three hunters. M/S of group of tribes people. They walk away, following the men who carry the alligator.

    Was an item in Pathe Pictorial issue number 640.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    898.25
    Media URN:
    36423
    Group:
    Eve pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    07/07/1930
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:48:34:00 / 01:52:15:00
    Canister:
    EP 152

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