BRIEF BEEF BIOGRAPHY, a

Guthrie’s meat delivery van arrives outside Guthrie’s butchers followed by meat on display in shop and butchery work underway on carcass. (clip)

This film is in copyright

This film is protected by copyright and is provided for personal, private viewing only. Please use the Hire, buy or ask a question button to ask about obtaining a copy of this film or a licence to use it, or to ask about its copyright status.

Find similar films

Places:

  • Glasgow

Subjects:

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

Genres:

  • Promotional
  • Advertising

People/organisations:

  • JAY, Ronald L.

Decade:

  • 1930s

Related films

OVER THE HILLS AND FAR AWAY
1931 | bw | silent
CRAIGPARK CABLEMAKING
1932 | bw | silent
SCOTLAND'S BRIGHTEST INDUSTRY
1932 | bw | silent
SEEING IS BELIEVING
1931 | bw | silent
IS WASHDAY WORTHWHILE?
1930 | bw | silent
OUT FOR VALUE
1932 | bw | silent

Related biographies

Please read Understanding catalogue records for help interpreting this information and Using footage for more information about accessing this film.

Overall rating:

Title: BRIEF BEEF BIOGRAPHY, a

Reference number: 0442

Date: 1931

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

Production company: [ Jay's Screen Service]

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 3.00 mins

Description: An advertising film promoting the quality of George Guthrie's beef cattle. 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 (.07); In the heart of the country. Shots of cows in fields (.28); Midst scenes like these - ankle deep in rich pastures. Shots of cattle (.50); ..Guthrie's Cattle grow into these magnificant beasts. Shots of bulls (1.08); Stock experts select the finest. Shots of same. And convey these cattle to Guthrie. Shots of cattle being loaded onto van belonging to Guthrie. Shots of the van on the road. The daily supplies arriving. Van outside shop. Sides of beef are taken inside and butchers cut them up. Shots of meat on the counter (2.54); Good news travels fast. Shots of people looking in the window and queuing up in the shop (3.14); Guthrie's beef pleases purse and palate. Always buy Guthrie's (3.28)