• Short Summary

    EVERY YEAR AT SHROVETIDE DANISH CHILDREN GET TOGETHER IN A TRADITIONAL GAME WHICH SHOW THAT HARD WORK BRINGS ITS OWN REWARD.

  • Description

    1.
    GV CROWD
    0.04

    2.
    MV CHILDREN WAITING
    0.07

    3.
    CU BARREL TILT TO SHAKING SWEETS
    0.15

    4.
    MV CHILDREN LINED UP TO STRIKE BARREL
    0.18

    5.
    CU BOY WITH COMIC MASK
    0.20

    6.
    CU INFANT, FOLLOWED BY MASKED BOY, STRIKES BARREL
    0.26

    7.
    MV TWO CHILDREN STRIKE BARREL
    0.33

    8.
    CU INFANT TAPS BARREL
    0.36

    9.
    CU COSTUMED DOG
    0.39

    10.
    CU CHILD HITS BARREL
    0.43

    11.
    SCU INFANT ASSISTED IN HITTING
    0.45

    12.
    SCU ANOTHER HIT
    0.49

    13.
    CU MASKED CHILD HITTING
    0.52

    14.
    CU LITTLE GIRL
    0.54

    15.
    CU 'RED INDIAN' HITS
    0.56

    16.
    CU SWEETS ON GROUND
    0.58

    17.
    MV BARREL, ALMOST WRECKED, HIT
    1.05

    18.
    MV FINAL BLOWS
    1.12

    19.
    SV CROWD ROUND FALLEN SWEETS
    1.15

    20.
    CU WINNER CROWNED
    1.18



    Initials JSU/V/JF/ES JSU/V/JF/PC



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: EVERY YEAR AT SHROVETIDE DANISH CHILDREN GET TOGETHER IN A TRADITIONAL GAME WHICH SHOW THAT HARD WORK BRINGS ITS OWN REWARD. THE CHILDREN TAKE TURNS TO HIT A BARREL, FILLED WITH FRUIT AND SWEETS, UNTIL IT BREAKS. THE TRICK IS TO BE THE ONE TO GIVE THE FINAL BLOW -- THEN YOU GET WHAT IS IN THE BARREL.

    THE GAME CALLED "KNOCK THE CAT IN BARREL" IS AN OLD CUSTOM. A LIVE CAT WAS, IN FACT, USED IN THE BARREL UNTIL THE BEGINNING OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY. NOW IT CONTAINS THINGS WHICH MODERN CHILDREN PROBABLY MUCH MORE -- LIKE SWEETS AND CHOCOLATES.

    AFTER THE GAME THE WINNING CHILD, AS WELL AS CARRYING OFF HIS PRIZE, IS CROWNED "KING OF THE CATS".

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAEPWGKJZID48332HQOY1ORCALQ
    Media URN:
    VLVAEPWGKJZID48332HQOY1ORCALQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/02/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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