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First Victims of a Shell-fish Pleasure

Whitstable oysters bite the dust in this pun-tastic 1920s newsreel.

Non-Fiction 1923 1 mins Silent


Topical Budget reports on the start of the oyster season in Whitstable with almost sadistic zeal in this pun-tastic newsreel item. Using the language of custodial punishment, the film shows the unfortunate oysters’ whole journey, from dredging to sorting and finally being scoffed by an adventurous young boy.