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  • Short Summary

    Papaya plantation in Florida is featured - eating the fruit. Also picking and eating bananas.

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    Title incorporates a stereotyped image of a black child eating a slice of watermelon. Florida, United States of America. Two men work on a Papaya plantation. They choose ripe fruit and pick them from the trees. M/S and C/U of the fruit. A man off screen turns one of the Papaya to show the audience its shape.

    Intertitle reads: "Incidentally, the Papaya's a bit of a doctor and yields a digestive-aiding drug "Papein." C/U of the fruit, a man off screen scores the fruit with a sharp knife and the sap bubbles out. C/U of this sap being scraped from the outside of the fruit with a knife. C/U of seeds being scraped out of the fruit with a knife. C/U of a man and a woman standing by a Papaya tree. He hands her a slice of the fruit. She smiles and eats the fruit whilst looking at the camera. Intertitle reads: "You'll all know the other free lunch tree..."

    M/S of a palm-like tree. C/U of very large bunch of bananas. C/U of a man snapping off a banana blossom. C/U of the blossom in his hands. He peels back the petals. Another man hacks off a large bunch of bananas from the tree. He hands the bunch to a small child. C/U of small child (4 or 5 years old) tucking in to a banana with bunches in the background.

    Story incomplete as an intertitle at the end speaks of a Grand Guignol that we do not see.

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    Eve pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:19:36:00 / 01:22:50:00
    EP 068

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