• Short Summary

    Odd things including Italian traffic lights, African dwellings and a whole house being moved.

  • Description

    Titles read: "Would you believe it? No. 5. Queer things the world over."

    Various locations of events.

    In Crowland, Lincolnshire, we see various shots of a ruined abbey. Part of the abbey is used for services as the parish church.

    In London we see C/U of traffic lights changing from 'Stop' to amber to 'Go'. Brief shot of bus moving off after the lights change in the city. We then see various shots of the traffic light system in an Italian city. C/U of their traffic lights show that instead of an amber light, they show small squares of light counting down until the lights change.

    In North Africa we see shots of a local family outside their tent near the Atlas Mountains. Another "primitive dwelling" is seen - probably in Africa again. Commentator opines that it is "not much better than the last, is it? At any rate it's raised from the ground - maybe they think that's a modern improvement".

    M/S of a building jutting out over the side of a steep hill. It is supported by struts sticking up from the hill. (Location of events unknown.)

    Several shots of a steamroller pulling a huge house along down a road on rollers in the United States of America. A tree is pulled behind the house.

    Various shots of a bearded and rather sinister-looking man called Anthony Blair making old bottles into flower decorations using paint and glitter.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe sound pictorials
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:54:11:00 / 01:56:38:00
    PSP 829

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