• Short Summary

    A look at different signs, such as thumbs up, and where they originated from.

  • Description

    No title - signs.

    Probably filmed at Pathe studios, London.

    Various shots of soldiers and sailors giving the thumbs up for victory. C/U of man with Roman bracelet giving thumbs up, M/S silhouette as gladiator is killed. C/U thumbs down and gladiator lives. C/U of reference book explaining the thumbs up in Roman times meant death.

    M/S of man holding his nose and waving his hand in a dismissive manner. M/S of a diagram showing the 'ok' sign with thumb and forefinger in a circle. M/S of lady dressed as Egyptian Queen who had code of signs so she didn't have to speak to her servants. Various diagrams show signs portraying different meanings.

    M/S of man pretending to be a criminal, various shots of the signs associated with that. M/S of a woman sat in a cafe, she crosses her legs, shows a bit of knee, then covers it up. M/S of the woman in double vision which is sign to go home! C/U of a question mark.

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    Film ID:
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    New sound pictorials
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:21:59:00 / 01:23:56:00
    NSP 253

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