• Short Summary

    Gathering of French huntsmen and women with their horses and hounds at start of season.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "France. 'The Blessing of the Hounds' The Duchesse d'Uzes - who still hunts at 85 - at traditional ceremony which opens French Hunting season."

    France.

    Pack of hunting hounds gathered outside building.

    C/U fox hounds - they have the letter 'U' on their sides. A man in French hunting costume stands amongst them.

    The Duchesse (Duchess) d'Uzes sits side saddle on a horse. Quick C/U of the elderly lady.

    The hunt gathers with its horses and dogs. People are gathered to look on.

    Pan across members of the hunt as they sing a hymn.

    A priest and choir boys stand in the hunt courtyard. The priest blesses the hunt.

    A short trumpet or horn fanfare is played and the hunt moves off.

    (Natural sound track only - No commentary)

    Film quality not very good.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    687.14
    Media URN:
    5228
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    10/11/1932
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:15:32:00 / 01:16:21:00
    Canister:
    32/90

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