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  • Short Summary

    Quirky item showing students play acting being Hollywood movie makers.

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    Exeter, Devon.

    Title: "Who said we can't make British Pictures? Joyous Students, in Annual 'Rag', tackle subject of the day, to show British Producers ... 'just how'."

    Students pretend to make a feature film as part of rag parade.

    M/S of steps to the entrance of university building where group of students act out scene of Hollywood movie set; two men operate cameras while a man dressed as a villain attacks and carries off a girl reading a map, another man with a large cap and big cigar walks on set (presumably the 'director').

    M/S of a street; the 'cameramen' are filming a couple dancing and two men duelling with swords, a woman runs on set screaming. C/U of the two cameramen at work (cameras look real but could be fake props). A man in britches shouts through a megaphone, in the background is a crowd of amused onlookers.

    M/S of the movie set; the dancers have gone but the sword fight continues, a comedy criminal holds a woman hostage with fake gun. One of the dualists stabs the other and rescues the damsel in distress! C/U of a woman melodramatically attending to the stabbed dualist, in the foreground a 'cameraman' films the event. The woman weeps and tries to feed the injured man with a baby's bottle, the director passes her a whiskey bottle which she also gives to the man - very bizarre.

    Note: most of 'movie making' in item is very over the top and obviously students play acting, however there are some shots that look quite convincing and could be passed off as a real film set. AH 2000.

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    Film ID:
    450.20
    Media URN:
    25527
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    08/02/1926
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:39:54:00 / 01:41:26:00
    Canister:
    G 1266

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