Film: 8986

Social History | 1960 | Sound | Colour

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Synopsis:

Re-enactment by locals of the Pied Piper of Hamlyn or Hamelin story. Children on all fours dressed as rats follow the Piper (this is real sub amateur dramatics stuff). Modern Hamelin in Saxony in Germany.
Modern day real rats. New scientific ways of killing rats. Men is suits count rats. Unlike the pied piper the new rat catcher is paid in advance by cheque by a nice man in a suit. Publicity campaign by newspaper and leaflet. Mixing up poison and laying it out. Dead rats.
More of the Pied Piper dramatics. The old streets of Hamelin. Modern street with traffic. Rentokil Volkswagen van.


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