• Short Summary

    Pathe looks at Christmas turkey's and a massive Christmas pud, a gift from Australia.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "London. What's For Xmas Dinner?"


    GV pan National poultry show at Olympia. SV Cages containing poultry. CU Cockerel in cage. SV actress Caron Gardner with a chicken. SV pair of Indian running ducks in cage. CU the winning Turkey in the show a bronze Turkey Cock. weight about 35lb. SV girl putting dead chickens into a plucking machine. SV a drum revolving a door shoots open feathers fly about a plucked chicken is thrown out. SV as the drum revolves and throws another bird out. SV girl holding tray on which are some chicks which were hatched at Olympia SV Chicks. SV men placing large Turkey on scales this is the Turkey that won the prize for the largest bird it weighs 53lb 9ozs. CU the scales pan down to the Turkey. SV Boxer Henry Cooper presenting the trophy to Mr Hugh Arnold who bred the bird he also bred the second and third.

    Intertitle reads: "Australia House".

    SV as four chefs bring in a 160lb Christmas pudding they place it on a table. SV the Lord Mayor of London. Sir Frederick Hoare and Sir Eric Harrison, Australian High Commissioner, looking at the pudding. CU the pudding. CU sign 'Xmas Greetings from Australia'. SV Sir Eric Harrison pouring Brandy over the pudding from a laddle Sir Frederick ignites the Brandy and it flares up. SV people looking on. SV Sir Eric and Sir Frederick watching the pudding the flame is now small. CU the pudding still burning. CU two chefs watching. SV Sir Frederick and Sir Eric drinking toast.

    (Pathe Neg)

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:13:53:00 / 01:15:32:00

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