• Short Summary

    Deep freeze baby and mother in Leeds and blind parents take care of twins in Harlow.

  • Description


    CU. Mrs Ellen Moore's son Steven (the deep freeze baby) with his aunt Mrs Dorothy English at her home in Leeds - title scene. SV. Mrs Moore being assisted by her husband and her father, she is leaving her parents home in Wallsend. Her husband is holding the hand of her other son Paul. SV. Mrs Moore being helped into her husband's car. SV. Her son Paul stands at the open door of the car crying. Mrs Moore's mother is in the background. SCU. Mrs Moore smiling through the car window. SV. Camera pans as the car is driven away to Leeds. SV. Interior, Mrs Dorothy English in her home in Leeds. She is sitting on the settee holding Steven. SCU. Mrs English bounces the baby up and down, baby smiles. CU. Baby Steven. Mrs Moore fell ill while being pregnant with Steven and was kept in deep-freeze coma for six months. It is a miracle that the baby survived.

    (Neg.) (Title Scene E. & F.)

    GV. Interior of Mr and Mrs Amis' home in Harlow. Mrs Amis is feeding daughter Sylvia. In between the twins sits Mr Amis making a basket. SCU. Mrs Amis holding some food towards Sylvia. The baby turns her head and the food is put into her mouth. SV. Mrs Amis feeding Yvonne. Mr Amis puts the basket he is making down and gets up and goes to the kitchen. SCU. In the kitchen Mr Amis moves towards a clock which reads 6.15. CU. Mr Amis feels the hands of the clock to tell the time. SV. He picks up the bath and places it in the sink. CU. Camera pans from Mr Amis to the bath which he is filling with cold water from the tap. SV. He turns the tap off and moves across and switches off the electric kettle.

    SCU. He unplugs the electric kettle and moves towards sink where bath is standing. SV. Mr Amis pours the hot water into bath which is filled with cold water. SCU. He tests the water with his elbow to see what the temperature is. SV. Mrs Amis picks up Sylvia and walks into CU. SV. Mrs Amis hands Sylvia to husband who is kneeling on the floor beside bath. Mrs Amis moves away to go to the kitchen. SV. Mrs Amis picks up the electric kettle to pour hot water into feeding bottle. CU. She pours the water through a funnel into the feeding bottle. SV. Mrs Amis picks up the bottle to pour the water into a cup to mix the baby's food. CU. She pours the water into the cup and stirs the contents. SCU. Mr Amis moves his hand away from bath and knocks a bottle of bath salts over as he fumbles for the basket which holds the cotton wool which he wants. SV. The twins in the bath. Mr Amis cleans one of the baby's ears with the cotton wool, while Mrs Amis tries to stop the other baby from climbing out of the bath. SCU. Mr and Mrs Amis bathing the twins.

    (Neg.) (Title Scene E & F)

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:10:13:00 / 01:12:17:00

Comments (1)

  1. Unknown user says

    More footage of the first story, "Deep Freeze Baby and Mother" can be seen in clip 2574.12.

    In the second story, "Mrs Amis" is Lilian. "Mr Amis" is Bill.

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