• Short Summary

    Smallest shop in the world, pawnbroker pub, pious Sussex cottage and other strange things.

  • Description

    Titles read: "Would you believe it? No. 3. Queer things the world over, Described by CHARLES EADE."

    Various locations of events.

    On Cheapside in London we see the smallest shop in the world - a tiny tobacconist kiosk. People are served by an old man sitting behind the counter. The shop is only 22 inches wide.

    Near Farringdon Street Station we see a pub called The Castle. We are told it is the only pub in the world that is also legally a pawnbrokers. We see the license on the wall inside, issued by a former king of England who was short of cash and left his watch for security.

    M/S of a cottage in Sussex with a creeper that has been trained to spell out 'Praise the Lord' on the side of the house.

    In Sweden we see various shots of a traditional village wedding. A procession of people in traditional clothing walk through the snowy streets. Two tall trees are planted outside the house of the couple.

    At Tesefon (sp?), Baghdad, we see a huge stone arch with nothing supporting it underneath.

    A man in a living room set (Pathe Studio?) warms a piece of paper on an electric heater, rubs it against his suit, charging it with static electricity. He makes the paper stick to a piece of tissue paper or cloth. He does the same thing with some postcards and decorates his mantelpiece ledge with them. Then he charges a piece of fluff with static energy and moves it about in mid-air by holding a piece of static paper near it.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe sound pictorials
    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:14:50:00 / 01:16:50:00
    PSP 825

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