• Short Summary

    Story about old men playing card at Hebrew home for the aged in New York, United States of America.

  • Description

    New York, United States of America.

    Full titles read: "THE SUPER "FORCING" SYSTEM ! - FIRED BY ALL THIS TALK ABOUT THE B.B.B. (BIG BRIDGE BATTLES), certain inmates of New York's Hebrew Home for Aged decide that their ---- ---- ---- the best." (Unfortunately some words have been obscured by the time code on the vhs video).

    L/S's of old men sitting round a table. The match official stands next to them and asks a couple of the men what system they play. The official declares "system or no system the game is on." He throws a pack of cards onto the table. One of the elderly gentlemen picks the cards up and starts to deal.

    L/S and M/S's of the elderly women watching proceeding form the back of the room, they all clap as the game gets underway. M/S''s of the old men arguing over the best cards to play, the women appear to lose interest and return to their knitting (it's quite comical).

    L/S of man accuses another player of calling him a dummy. The player stands up, throws his cards on the floor and walks off, to the jeers of the rest of the players (Not sure whether this was staged for the film or a genuine argument - but it's quite funny all the same !).

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:22:38:00 / 01:24:04:00
    PT 096

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  1. Unknown user says

    This film clip has been uploaded to YouTube, but there is no picture. If the error is corrected at a later date I'd be glad to hear about it. Thanks!

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