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  • Short Summary

    Old folks show off Maundy gifts of silver and gold coins given to them by the King.

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    Westminster, London.

    Title: "In Royal Gold & Silver. 61 (the King's age) old people receive Royal Maundy gifts from King's Lord High Almoner".

    C/U of an elderly man holding a small pouch up to the camera, a crowd of curious people look over his shoulder. C/U of another old man in a bowler hat, he is surrounded by a group of women in their smartest clothes and a couple of smiling policemen. He tips out a small pouch in his hand to show gift from King George V to the camera. M/S of the man surrounded by his family, he laughs (he has no teeth!). M/S of two elderly ladies in their best hats holding their pouches up to the camera, a crowd of people look over their shoulders at the camera. M/S of one of the ladies showing the contents of her pouch to some of the crowd.

    After a second of spacing, out takes / cuts start at 01:11:27. Some more shots of the elderly folks showing off their special gifts from the King - some nice moments not used in edited version of the fogies and the crowds looking more relaxed and 'off guard'.

    Note: all the elderly people look much older than their 61 years.

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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:
    01:10:48:00 / 01:12:28:00
    G 1282

Comments (2)

  1. Fearless LeChien says

    Two of the recipients in this film are the same as in the 1927 film. The woman (foreground left at 1:29) and the man to her right (in the bowler hat) are the same two recipients as in at 1:01, although in the latter the man is now wearing a peaked cap rather than a bowler. Was this staged or were the films mixed up? Please let me know because, as I posted in the latter, I know some of the onlookers' names.

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  2. Fearless LeChien says

    Also in the 1925 film of the same event the man with the white beard/moustache/glasses (shown at 14secs here) is the same man as at 38secs in the 1927 film. Looks like there's been some dubious splicing going on by Pathe here?

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