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  • Short Summary

    T. O'Connor, M.P., judges competition for couples who have not argued for more than a year.

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    Ilford, Essex, Greater London.

    Title: "The Dunmow Flitch with Mr. T. P. O'Connor M.P. as Judges, and a Jury of bachelors and maidens, the winning couple declare they have not quarrelled for a year and a day!"

    Panning shot of a mock courtroom inside a marquee, a judge (O'Connor) and jury sit behind desks, while a barrister in a wig reads to them. M/S of an elderly couple kneeling with the help of two court officials beside the judge. M/S of the couple standing in a makeshift dock. C/U of the couple, the woman can not stop laughing while her husband talks to the judge.

    M/S of a procession coming over a park behind a row of terrace houses. Six men hold a large frame on their shoulders, suspended from the frame is a side of beef. The elderly couple walk at the end of the procession. They are watched by groups of picnickers and sunbathers in the park.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:08:57:00 / 01:09:53:00
    G 1304

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