• Short Summary

    News in a Nutshell includes trial of Bruno Hauptmann, National Show of Caged Birds, and shove-penny tournament in Hastings.

  • Description

    News in a Nutshell.

    Flemington, New Jersey. America (USA). L/S of traffic driving on road, M/S of people outside a courthouse for the trial of Bruno Richard Hauptmann accused of murdering Colonel Charles Lindbergh's baby son. Various shots of the courthouse and people gathering in the heavy snow. M/S of Colonel Lindbergh approaching the courthouse.

    Crystal Palace, London. L/S of hundreds of birds tweeting in their cages at the National Show of Caged Birds. M/S of a woman trying to teach a parrot to talk, it ruffles its feathers but doesn't speak. M/S of various shots of birds including a toucan, and one with long tail feathers. M/S of a small bird in a cage with a temperature gauge.

    Brooklands, Weybridge, Surrey. M/S of New Zealand's High Commissioner in London, Sir James Parr, walking along with other officials at Brooklands aerodrome. M/S as new torpedo bomber "Wildebeest" takes off on trial flight, M/S as he watches it and makes speech saying he is pleased to witness the trial. 12 of these aeroplanes have been ordered by New Zealand.

    Skytop, Pennsylvania, America (USA). M/S of people on skis, they are each holding a lead attached to a pig in a harness. Various shots as the pigs run about and pull the people along, various shots as they fall over and the pigs try to escape. M/S of one girl riding on the back of the pig, she falls off into the snow and laughs.

    Hastings, East Sussex. M/S of the Mayor of Hastings stood around a table, he announces Mr Barden and Bob Simpson as captains for the shove-penny tournament. Various shots as men in flat caps stand around while the tournament is played.

    Note: the item 'M. Flandin & Pierre Laval at No. 10' is missing from this edition.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:54:03:00 / 01:56:56:00

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