• Short Summary

    Educational film about fish - how they grow and how they are caught.

  • Description

    A British International Pictures Ltd. production. Distributed by Wardour Films Ltd.

    Title reads: "Secrets of Nature" "The Two Pounder".

    Landscape with river and cows. Trout eggs in C/U. Movement inside is seen. Development of the fish is shown. The eye of the trout is seen. Speeded up movement. The heart beats. Arteries and veins of future trout. Egg hatching. The fish grows. C/U of head of fish, fins, tail etc. Young fish seen from below. Spry. The fish swim. Older fish are shown. Mayfly on surface of river. Trout feeding on mayfly.

    Fisherman lights his pipe as he watches the water. He looks through binoculars to see if the fish are biting. Shot through frame of binoculars. Fisherman stalks along the riverbank then casts his fly. C/U of fish in the water. Shot of fisherman from underneath the water. "Greed gets the better of prudence" and the fish goes for the fly. Fisherman reels in the trout. He places his net in the water and brings out the fish. He extracts the fly and then hangs it up to weigh it - a good two pounder. Fish underwater.

    British Instructional Films.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:30:35:00 / 01:38:18:00

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