Customs guards at Franco Belgian frontier play cards as loaded cars cross border duty free.
Title reads: "French Frontier - Customs go on strike".
France - Belgium border.
C/U of sign - "Douaine Francaise". M/S of customs officials standing idly by on platform of train station at border. M/S of empty customs hall. Customs officials on the Franco Belgian frontier stand idle while goods pass over the border duty free. C/U French customs officer in uniform, smoking pipe. C/U of three French customs officers playing cards. A bottle of wine stands on the table. Various shots of customs guards standing idly around and sitting on a wall whilst laden cars, a covered wagon and pedestrians carrying loaded baskets pass over the frontier. Narrator comments: "It's a big birthday for international black marketeers".