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  • Short Summary

    Manchester University students toss pancakes and collect money during their Shrove Tuesday Rag.

  • Description

    Full titles read: "Shrove Tuesday Rag - Merry students gather fine "harvest" for the Hospitals."

    Manchester.

    M/S of the Mayor making a speech on the steps of a building; M/S of a crowd of university students in fancy dress cheering. M/S of a large man (dressed in a kind of Buster Brown costume of a white shirt, black shorts and ankle socks) walking arm in arm with a man in drag under an arch of frying pans, held aloft by students dressed as chefs and carrying collection boxes. Several more costumed students follow.

    M/S panning across a line of students, tossing pancakes with their frying pans plus any other implements at hand - a rake, an umbrella; a large crowd watches. C/U of 'Buster Brown' with a lovely young girl in a cloche hat; while she talks he edges nearer then kisses her - a big smacker on the cheek! Great shot for illustrating the 'crazy' late '20s. She wags her finger at him.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    718.04
    Media URN:
    33719
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    23/02/1928
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:02:53:00 / 01:03:49:00
    Canister:
    G 1479

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