• Short Summary

    American children go back to school.

  • Description

    Titles read: "Boys will be boy all the world over. And how little boys (and girls) do love going back to School. Just watch these sons and daughters of Uncle Sam."

    United States of America.

    M/S of children walking towards a small town school as the bell rings for the start of term (or 'semester'). A mother sends her son off to school, after checking behind his ears for dirt. Two boys stop on the way to school to speak to a class mate with the mumps, leaning over his garden fence. One of the boys says, in a disgruntled way, "We never get anything like that".

    A teacher standing at the school door asks a girl if she had a good holiday; she replies that she saw the total collapse of the moon. The teacher says "You mean the total eclipse of the sun". The same woman turns to two boys and says "I'll bet you're glad to be back" - C/U of the boys looking miserable. Another boy tells his dog to wait outside the school door for him until 3 o'clock.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:06:26:00 / 01:07:44:00
    PT 131

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