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I Gotta Shop


Series Name
British Movietone News


Issue No.
Date Released
1 May 1961
Date submitted
26 Apr 1961
Stories in this Issue:
  1. 1News in Brief
  2. 2Art with Annigoni
  3. 3At Home to the Duke
  4. 4Storm in a Tea Cup
  5. 5I Gotta Shop
  6. *Scottish Cup Final

* Story has local or special distribution


Story No. within this Issue
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MOVIETONE CARD TITLE: I Gotta Shop. DESCRIPTION: Street betting! What a hole-and-corner business it was! And what types the street bookies were! But now, the betting shop is here at-last, and there are official, as well as private shops, quite ready to take your money. Our pictures show how a punter can legally play the horses without going to the courses. SHOTLIST: Key scene. CU street bookie standing on corner. MS man passes him bet. MS to LS street bookie running away. MS man walks into betting shop. MS punter same. CU Sign ‘Betting Laws’. Man looking at race card on wall. CU finger going through the runners. GV punters placing bets. MS same. MS punter hands cashier bet. CU man writing on time print register. CU duplicate copy passed through grill. MS man looks at copy and walks out. MS man walks into street. CU telephonist from Totalisator Investments receiving man’s bet. CU another. MCU betting slip. GV interior toll office. GV same. MS same. MCU betting slip passing on rollers. MS more. CU clock. MS starter raises the flag. GV horses at start. MS starter on stand raises tapes. CU sign their off. TS tace. CU printers on course. MS race - finish. MS man chalking up result on black board. CU same. CU man at grille waiting for pay out. CU cashier hands man the winnings. MS punter walks away with winnings. MS to LS street bookie running away.
United Kingdom
Card file number
Jeffrey K. Shearley
Len Waldorf
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