• Short Summary

    Odd things including strong man with a table, chair, piano and pianist on his chest.

  • Description

    Titles read: "Would you believe it? Queer things the World over. No. 11."

    Various locations of events.

    M/S of a window on a terraced building with a sign beneath reading 'Ancient Lights' - commentator explains that the window has had unobstructed light for 20 years and no one may erect a building to interfere with its view. Across the street is a new building with the upper floors built back as terraces. This was done because of restrictions on the height of buildings straight up from the pavement.

    In the City of London we see the stile outside the Dutch church in Austin Friars.

    In the Pathe Studio (?) we see 18-year-old Mr Ralleano of Bolton - 6'7" and still growing. He breaks a 6 inch nail with his hands. Ralleano lies on the floor and some men put a table, chair and a small piano on top of him. A man sits on the chair and plays a quick scale.

    In the village of Villingin, Germany, we see several shots of locals playing a game of chess with people instead of chessmen. The two teams are Alekhine and Bogoljubow. A large crowd of people watch.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1628.26
    Media URN:
    51907
    Group:
    Pathe sound pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    17/05/1934
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:44:30:00 / 01:47:32:00
    Canister:
    PSP 841

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