english mastiff

english mastiff

Masterful Mastiffs (1931)

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Filmed at Hellingly, Sussex. "Giants of Dogdom. (Mastiffs will attain the weight of 12 stones in one year!)" (shot missing?) "Some of these champion dogs are worth over £1,000 each and in spite of their huge size, are considered the most docile of dogs." (shot missing?) "We'd rather keep these a day, than a week - they eat, amongst other things, nearly a hundredweight of meat a day!" Short shot of a woman preparing dog food. Title and first intertitle are then repeated. M/S of woman walking along with two Mastiffs on leads. M/S of a kennel maid with two of the dogs on leads. Two more dogs are walked past the camera, then two more. Two kennel maids stand with two dogs each. C/U of dog standing on its hind legs with its front paws on top of the door to its kennel. Cute. Woman approaches the dog and asks for a paw. C/U of woman with adult and puppy Mastiffs. M/S of dogs in cages. C/U of dog looking through bars of its cage. "Ch. Joseph of Hellingly, a really superb specimen." C/U of the dog. Repeat of "We'd rather keep..." intertitle. M/S of kennel maids struggling with lots of bowls of dog food. Cute puppy in shot. Dogs in outdoor cages. Kennel maid puts food down for the dogs. C/U of them eating. "And anytime they're good natured and playful." Two puppies play together. C/U of little puppy being sat on top of an adult dog. C/U of woman holding two puppies. M/S of adult dog. Was an item in Eve's Film Review issue number 527. Note: shots and intertitles are out of order in this neg. FILM ID:942.05 A VIDEO FROM BRITISH PATHÉ. EXPLORE OUR ONLINE CHANNEL, BRITISH PATHÉ TV. IT'S FULL OF GREAT DOCUMENTARIES, FASCINATING INTERVIEWS, AND CLASSIC MOVIES. http://www.britishpathe.tv/ FOR LICENSING ENQUIRIES VISIT http://www.britishpathe.com/