Bertram Mills Circus. Animals and performers including Coco the clown.
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Associated British Pathe presents CIRCUS TIME
MS a clown surrounded by children. The camera closes in on his lapel badge "ABC Minors." Title: "ABC Minors! Presenting one of our members COCO the famous clown from Bertram Mills Circus".
GV Inside the Circus Big Top - the ringmaster and white 'Liberty Horses' running around the ring. Several shots the horses performing tricks. CU children's face and audience shots. Several shots: Trapeze Act 'The Flying Tonders' (spelling unclear). WS A large bear riding a small motorbike. WS 'The Ten Askars' (spelling unclear), a group of acrobats performing in the ring. Several shots: 'The Tightrope Chimps', chimpanzees performing tightrope tricks and various acrobatics. Cinderella's coach pulled by Shetland Ponies leaves the arena. Outside, a family look at the bear cage. CU the bears looking through the bars and playing. CU the family watching. Several shots the family looking at the tigers in their cage. CU a lion in a cage. A row of elephants being groomed. The children feed the elephant apples. CU elephant. The chimps in their cage. The family hold and pet Charlie the chimp. The chimp cuddles the little boy and his father. The little boy meets Coco the clown in his dressing room. He sits on Coco's knee and watches him finish applying his makeup. The little boy cleans Coco's huge boots. Coco presents him with a miniature rubber doll of himself. He helps the boy try on an animal mask. MS Bernard Mills on the telephone. He helps the boy onto a Shetland Pony. Several shots of the clowns including Coco performing in the ring with custard pies and buckets of water. CU Audience laughing. The elephants parade round the ring and stand on their hind legs.