• Short Summary

    Odd things including cat fur markings that spell 'mice' and a man playing hornpipe on pencil.

  • Description

    Titles read: "Would you believe it? No. 7. Queer things the world over."

    Various locations of events.

    In Otford, Kent, we see various shots of Nancy Richardson and her huge collection of cats. They all gather round her in their yard to be given some milk. We see a shaggy dog sitting amongst the cats. The cats just look at him and wash each other.

    At Raynes Park in London we see a huge cat waddling along the street and into his garden. Commentator claims this is the largest cat in the world, weighing 35 lbs and measuring 14'' across. The poor thing sits on a sheet of newspaper and looks hardly able to move. He sits and watches a normal-sized cat playing with a bell on a piece of string. The large cat eats from a bowl. We hear that he is given 5 meals a day. This is quite horrible! (Did his owners deliberately fatten him up to be a freak and live a life of misery?)

    In Ealing, London, we see Mrs Muller and her cat. The stripes on the cat's fur spells out 'Mice'! (It has been more clearly defined by makeup or paint in some shots!)

    In London we see various shots of a street called 'Hanging Sword Alley'. C/U of street sign showing the name. We then see shots of 'Bleeding Heart Yard' and street sign.

    In Pathe Studio we see Alec Shaw, wearing a tam-o'-shanter, explaining how he plays a tune on a pencil. He puts the pencil against one of his teeth and moves his fingers up and down in unison with his breathing. He plays a scale, then gives us the Sailor's Hornpipe on the pencil.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe sound pictorials
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:49:10:00 / 01:51:48:00
    PSP 833

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