• Short Summary

    Czechs swim in icy water, Royal visit a snake farm and Hibs beat Rangers in Scots FA Cup.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "One Minute News".

    Czechoslovakia. Two madcap Czechs go for a swim in icy water.

    Scenes over frozen river. MS CU two men in swimming trunks and swimming hats appear from under a pile of snow. MS They swim in the river, diving through a gap in the ice. MS two men in coats and hats look on. CU they stamp their feet to keep warm. MS of the men swimming.

    LS the North sea, frozen solid. LS Aerial views of huge ice floes with ships making their way through it.

    Royal visit to South Africa. Visit to snake farm.

    LS MS the Royal family (King George VI, Queen Elizabeth (later Queen Mother), Princess Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth II) and Princess Margaret) peering at the keeper as he releases snakes from a basket. VS of snakes on grass. MS a snake rears as the keeper aggravates it with a stick. MS a mamba swishing in the water. CU Old Johannis, the African snake farmer, playing with the snakes, winding one round his neck. He is heavily padded and wears thick goggles. SV of Queen and Princesses watching snakes.

    Easter Road, Edinburgh, Scotland. Glasgow Rangers v Hibernians in football's Scottish FA cup. Hibernians win.

    Various shots of the game. LS Brown, Rangers' goalie makes some good saves. LS MS Cut in shots of enthusiastic crowds. We see Hibs score 2 goals.

    Scotland V Sweden curling match in Sweden.

    LS MS The cortege marching to the curling court. the contestants are borne along on sleighs. A Scottish bagpipe and drum band accompanies them. LS the game, in a picturesque setting, with spectators watching. CU T Brown, 73 year old Scot, viewing the game. He wears a tam o' shanter hat. A Swedish veteran wearing beaver cap stands by his side. CU Sir James Denby Roberts (Scotland) throwing his iron. MS Contestants sweeping the ice in front of their iron as it glides along. Various good shots of curling competition.

    Intertitle reads: "Jack Train takes Sid Field to a Party".

    Albany Club, London. Bartenders Guild cocktail mixing contest. Jack Train, Sid Field, Lynd Joyce, Joe Davis, Leslie Henson are among the judges.

    MS CU shakers mixing cocktails with a deft flick of their wrists. CU Sid Field drinking a cocktail expressively CU Lynd Joyce drinks with satisfaction. CU Sid Field kissing a barrel of Jamaica rum. CU Jack Train, (Colonel Chinstrap) suggests the contest begins again as he drains his glass.

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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:
    01:17:18:00 / 01:22:32:00

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