• Short Summary

    What started as a religious festival of Mothering Sunday is increasingly becoming big business.

  • Description

    Various, London.

    GV. St. Mary Magdalene Church, Addiscombe. SV. Back view, Mothers entering church. SV. Interior, Interview with the Reverend George Strutt. Reverend George Strutt talking (natural sound). He talks about the business of Mother's Day and its origins. CU. Poster outside church "Mothering Sunday Bring the Family to Church." SV. Mother walking towards church entrance with four small children. Other small children following.

    GV. Interior, Covent Garden flower market. CU. Hand picking bunch of flowers out of box. SV. Men buying flowers. CU. Notice "Mother's Day, give Flowers." SV. Man looking at various flowers. SCU. Pan up bunches of "Mother's Day" flowers at different prices.

    LV. Man in Woolworth's looking for articles to buy for Mother's Day. CU. Sign "Mother's Day, Send Mother a Card and Gift." CU. Card Mother's Day gift 6/- each. SV. Two men walk to counter and look at Mother's Day cards. CU. Various Mother's Day cards. LV. Women in the Layton factory of A. M. Davis company putting Mother's Day cards into boxes. CU. Putting cards into boxes.

    LV. Street and flower shop. SV. Boy and girl walk up to shop window and point to flowers on display. CU. Boy and girl pointing to flowers. BV. Boy and girl looking at flowers. Girl looks round and walks out of picture leaving the boy looking at the flowers. SV. Elderly woman standing on pavement waiting to cross the road. Small girl comes into picture and helps the woman across the road. SV. Interior of florist shop. Small boy choosing flowers. He is accompanied by the small girl. They continue to choose flowers.

    LV. Charlie Chart at flower stall and Bill Symon comes in to ask question (natural sound): "Do you raise your prices for Mother's Day?" SV. Charlie Chart answering question saying no. A soon as the reporter is gone Charlie Chart smiles and turns to alter price ticket on stall. CU. Hands turning 1/- ticket to 2/-.

    GV. Pan, Lyons party at the Regent Palace for four foster mothers and children. CU. Large cake "To Mother." SV. Two of the foster mothers eating at table. SV. Girls eating at table. SV. Boys eating at table. SV. Small boys cutting large slice of cake. SV. Interior, husband washing up at the kitchen sink. SV. Small daughter turning back bed. SV. Wife sitting at ease in chair reading paper. Husband enters through doorway into room wiping his hands after washing up and stands and smiles to the wife.

    (Neg.) (Title Scene E)

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:03:00:00 / 01:05:59:00

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