• Short Summary

    Group of canaries in cages sing along to "The Bells of St Mary".

  • Description

    Full title reads: "The Canary Choir! Meet Musical Dawson's famous Songsters in a minute of trills."

    Strange shot of six birdcages hanging in a studio against a curtained backdrop. Each cage is surrounded by a fabric frame which is decorated with silver thread and tassels. A piano picks out a tune and the birds sing along. Closer shot of some of the birdcages.

    C/U of one of the cages then a panning shot of some of the others. Another instrument is played along with the piano - the song is called "The Bells of St Mary" and the instrument sounds like different bells.

    C/Us of cages - song ends with a L/S of all the cages. Sweet and quirky.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1594.12
    Media URN:
    51279
    Group:
    Pathe sound pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    25/08/1932
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:27:34:00 / 01:28:38:00
    Canister:
    PSP 751

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