• Short Summary

    Elephants are hoisted ashore bound for London zoo, and another dances in Austrian circus.

  • Description

    Item title reads - The elephants come to town.

    London.

    M/S of Indian man with two baby elephants, aboard the ship which brought them to England. A baby elephant is swung ashore from the ship in a cradle sling operated by crane. Various shots of elephant seemingly flying through the air as he swings ashore. M/S of Curator Frost watching. M/S of two penguins. The elephant is lowered and put in a lorry.

    M/S of Austria's only remaining dancing elephant going through its paces in a circus ring. It performs a hula dance then stands on hind legs and begs like a dog. The audience laugh and applaud.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    1404.27
    Media URN:
    45701
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    22/07/1946
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:59:07:00 / 02:00:10:00
    Canister:
    46/58

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