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  • Short Summary

    Animation about drinking beer and "froth blowing" - rather bizarre.

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    Animation about froth blowers. Man pulls a pint. We then see that he is driving a strange vehicle which is a cross between a barrel of beer and the bar of a pub. The letters AOFB are on the side of the vehicle - Association Of Froth Blowers perhaps? There is a scoop on the front of the vehicle which picks up a man who is in the way of the car and throws him into the beer barrel. Another man is scooped up and thrown in.

    A man stands on the tailgate of the vehicle and holds his mouth open underneath a tap which comes directly from the barrel. Man holding beer glass walks towards a Filling Station which advertises Best Beer. There is also a building called "Lipstick Annie's Gin Dive" and a sign reading: "AOFB - Brothers of Froth Delivered Home in Plain Covered Vans." Our funny vehicle pulls up and the tap is turned on. Black liquid is poured out which magically turns into a row of bowler hatted, bulbous nosed men. They all dive into the froth around the entrance to the filling station except one who waddles into the Gin Dive.

    Intertitle reads: "In this land of dreams "Blowers" have heavy duties to perform." Man carries a large barrel of beer on his back - it has 3 XXX on the side. Hundreds of men run into a building, they are all crowding into the house - some try to climb in through the chimney. The following words appear: "The more we are to-ge-ther" We then see the man carrying the barrel. "The merr-ier we'll be". The house bounces up and down, swivels around, develops a face and runs after the man carrying the barrel. The house eventually catches the man and eats him - the house makes some funny faces. Froth then comes out of the chimney of the house and engulfs it. The house disappears. The word "Blowers!" fills the screen and fades in and out.

    Was Pathe Pictorial - issue number not known.

    Note: this could be a Joe Noble cartoon.

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    Film ID:
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    Eve pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:27:38:00 / 01:30:30:00
    EP 126

Comments (1)

  1. david qwerty says

    AOFB stands for the Ancient Order of Froth Blowers.

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