• Short Summary

    A funny little film about customs inspectors on the Franco-Belgian border.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "The Smuggling Racket - Pathe Joins A French Customs Probe".

    France / Belgium Border.

    CU A French railway guard blowing a whistle. CU a French train (steam) moving off. MS Customs officers entering compartments and inspecting passenger luggage when the Franco Belgian frontier is reached. CU Cigarettes are found in a suitcase. CU a dog passenger barks as the customs men enter the carriage. CU Tortoise among clothes in a suitcase. CU at the next station on the route the tortoise collector is checked up on and coins are found hidden under the tortoises shells. CU a girl being searched. A roll of paper money is found in the shoulder strap of her petticoat and she wears several pairs of stockings. CU Gag shots of an elderly traveller reluctantly taking off his underwear under the quizzical gaze of the customs officer. The traveller keeps his hat on and his monocle in.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1185.13
    Media URN:
    40784
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    27/05/1947
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:15:15:00 / 01:17:01:00
    Canister:
    47/42

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