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The Birds’ Boarding House

Series

Series Name
Eve And Everybody’s Film Review

Issue

Issue No.
444
Date Released
5 Dec 1929
Stories in this Issue:
  1. 1The Birds’ Boarding House
  2. 2(Untitled record)
  3. 3The Dancers of the Ring
  4. 4Natural Paintings
  5. 5Brevities
  6. 6Shake!

Story

Story No. within this Issue
1 / 6
Summary
British Pathe synopsis: Pink tint. "Keeping an exclusive Boarding House for the aristocrats of Bird-dom is a high-class job!." Long shot of a room with dozens of bird cages hanging from the ceiling. Closer shot of some of the cages. Various shots of different birds in cages including a parrot and a pigeon.
"The Star Boarder has a "pull" with the landlady -" M/S of woman feeding a parrot with a glass of water or beer. She kisses parrot’s head and it snuggles into her neck.
"First-aid treatment is included." C/U (out of focus) of the proprietor attaching a bandage to a small bird’s foot. She holds the bird up against her cheek whilst the other woman looks on.
"Parrots are taught new words at £1. per word - cuss words cost extra!" C/Us of man talking to parrot in a cage.
Researcher Comments
British Pathe - Begins with generic title: "Eve’s Film Review - Distributed by First National Pathe Ltd. A Pathe Production." Tinted pink with a long line of woman dancing beside a lake. They wear ballet tutus and are reflected in the water.
Keywords
Music and dance; Birds
Written sources
Kinematograph Weekly   5 December 1929, p45.
The Bioscope   4 December 1929, p45.
British Pathe Database 1997   bfi reference 206842A Used for synopsis
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