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  • Short Summary

    A cage of monkeys is shown, then a performing chimpanzee - roller skating and walking a tightrope.

  • Description

    "We've had poultry farms, duck farms, pig farms and lots of other sorts - and now comes the Monkey Farm." M/S of monkeys climbing through a hatch into a zoo cage. Dozens of monkeys come out of the hutch and climb up wire netting. "What a job - raising a crop of monkeys." M/S of the monkeys clambering around the cage - some are on the roof hanging upside down, others climb up branches.

    "The Head Girl is Nellie, F.S. (F.S. - Fond of Skating.)" C/U of a chimpanzee on roller skates. The chimp wears clothes. Nellie skates towards the camera. "Nellie can honestly say she has never lost her equilibrium." Low angle of Nellie walking along a tightrope. People watch this stunt - mostly children. Nellie lies back on the tightrope then carries on walking. It is pretty funny despite - in hindsight - being a little cruel.

    Was an item in Eve's Film Review issue number 642.

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    Film ID:
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    Eve pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:17:08:00 / 01:18:34:00
    EP 269

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