Full record for 'OVER THE HILLS AND FAR AWAY'

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Sheep are specially selected from the field and brought to the family dining table through Guthrie’s the butchers. (clip) [74960366]

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Places:

  • Glasgow

Subjects:

  • Food and drink
  • Media, communication and the creative industries
  • Agriculture
  • Animals

Genres:

  • Advertising

People/organisations:

  • JAY, Ronald L.

Decade:

  • 1930s

Title: OVER THE HILLS AND FAR AWAY

Reference number: 0443

Date: 1931

Sponsor: [ George Guthrie and Son, Butchers, Glasgow]

Production company: Jay's Screen Service

Sound: silent

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 3 mins

Description: An advert for Guthrie's mutton showing that only the best sheep are selected. One of a series of advertising films made for George Guthrie Butcher, Glasgow.

Screened in Guthrie's shop window in Maryhill Road until crowds gathering outside on the pavement spilled over into the road and the police objected (anecdotal evidence from member of public at a screening).

Preservation of this film supported by the National Heritage Memorial Fund.

Shotlist: Credits (.06); On the everlasting hills. Shots of sheep on hillside. The sheep eat their fill of Scotland's finest hill pastures. Shepherds and sheep (.31); Shepherd selects sheep for Guthrie, assisted by his clever dog (1.28); Over the hills and down the dales. Shots of sheep being driven along roadway (2.27); These sheep are going to Guthrie's (2.41); Here's a Guthrie shop, one of the eight that make Glasgow flourish. Shot of shop exterior (2.49); Let your family flourish on Guthrie's meat. Family at table, father carving meat. Shots of the family eating (3.25); Guthrie's mutton please purse and palate. Always buy Guthrie's (3.30); ecs (3.32)

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