• Short Summary

    68-year-old Mr Branson from Clapham eats grass to stay fit and healthy.

  • Description

    Titles read: "THE MAN WHO EATS GRASS!"

    Clapham, London.

    68-year-old retired solicitor Mr Branson (Branston) sits at a desk using a typewriter. We then see him jogging around a park (probably Clapham Common), leaping over a fence and riding his bicycle along a road (windows of houses in background have white air-raid precaution tape). He stops beside a bowling green to pick up some grass from a man with a lawn mower. Commentator says Mr Branson claims that grass gives all the essentials to efficient nutrition.

    Mr Branson washes and dries the grass at home, then mixes it with mangel-wurzel, currants, oats and sugar and eats the mixture - yeuch! Brief library shot of a horse walking along a country lane pulling a heavy load of hay - commentator says "That's what he'd call a real meal!"

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1202.27
    Media URN:
    15575
    Group:
    Pathetones
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    10/06/1940
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:50:43:00 / 01:52:24:00
    Canister:
    PT 532

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    Eliminating the current doubt over the man's name in the shots list, the gent featured here is J. R. B. Branson.

    In the late 1930s, Mr Branson published a pamphlet called "Grass for All".

    He died in 1952.

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