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Topical Budget: A Cat And Dog Life, Alexandra Palace and Crystal Palace (1928)

5m 35s


Dogs and cats go on show at two princely London venues – among them some of the fluffiest kittens London is ever likely to see.

This extended five-minute film contains shot after shot of cuddly kittens and dashing dogs. Proof, were it needed, that long before the internet, the British public loved looking at cute creatures. Filmed at Alexandra Palace – there’s a nice interior shot - and Crystal Palace during animal shows, the unbearably cute highlights include five fluffy kittens in a wicker basket, and a tiny puppy licking the nose of a gargantuan Great Dane. Ah!

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A Nation of Animal Lovers


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United Kingdom;England;London;Crystal Palace, Alexandra Palace





Archive name Format LSA ID Archive's identifier Sound
BFI National Archive ProRes digital file LSA26324 Mute
Available from BFI National Archive on ProRes digital file
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