• Short Summary

    A Russian "monkey nursery" near the Black Sea.

  • Description

    Sukhumi, Russia, Soviet Union (USSR).

    SV. A group of monkeys playing in the open (title super over). LV. Man in white coat standing with a group of monkeys round him. SV. Inside cage, woman with bucket putting food and drink down with various types of monkeys around her. CU. Two monkeys, with others in the background, drinking from a tray. SCU. Older monkey looking down at very tiny one drinking out of tray on the ground. SCU. Monkey with bath of water - he pulls a cloth out of the bath and starts to rub it out on the floor as though doing his washing - he starts to scoop water off floor with one hand as if it was interfering with his pressing out of the cloth. He continues to rub out the cloth. CU. Chimpanzee starts to laugh, or it looks like it. SCU. Woman holding baby monkey while another woman examines it with a stethoscope. In the background, a monkey clinging to the bars of the cage. The woman doctor strokes the baby on the head and nods to the nurse. SCU. Woman holding feeding bottle up to baby monkey in a small cage. She puts it into his mouth. CU. The baby monkey sucking. CU. Another baby monkey in a small cage on its own with a dummy in its mouth the wrong way round. He walks around cage - gives a little leap and another little leap and drops the dummy on the floor. He picks up dummy and puts it in his mouth the correct way round and then proceeds to sit down sucking very contented. SCU. Pan, the big monkey with baby on its back running along inside cage - other monkeys in cage. MS. Monkey drinking from a water fountain. CU. Monkey holding its baby in its arms.

    (Dupe Neg.) (Title Scene "A")

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:17:10:00 / 01:18:24:00

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