• Short Summary

    Ceremonial pressing of grapes in French town - people drink the juice with great joy.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "France. Wine ... while you wait! Once a year the famous Argenteuil grapes are pressed in a centuries old press in public outside the Town Hall, & sold at a 1d a glass!"

    Argenteuil, France.

    A band lead a parade down a crowded street. A group of horn players are moved along in a horse drawn cart. Crowds of people in the town. A float on a decorated lorry carries men and women and grapes. An old grape press is on the back of the lorry. More decorated floats move along the streets.

    A man pours a bin of grapes into a large wine press. The grapes are moved around in the press. The press is tightened. Grape juice pours into small barrels.

    People are served with glasses of juice.

    M/S of group of men drinking their grape juice / wine.

    (Natural sound track only - No commentary)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    683.35
    Media URN:
    5167
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    10/10/1932
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:47:28:00 / 01:48:37:00
    Canister:
    32/81

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