Babes in the woods
Scope and Contents
Filmed during the Pack-Finley Expedition to the Pacific Northwest, 1927. The film opens in William L. and Irene Finleys' camp, with an amusing scene showing chipmunks invading the Finleys' toiletry chest. A series of behavioral experiments with chipmunks follows. The series involves tying nuts to strings in various ways to test whether the chipmunks would be discouraged by the complex task of getting to the nuts. The chipmunks succeed in obtaining the nuts in every attempt. Following the behavior experiments, a young bobcat is brought into camp, where it is seen playing with a domestic dog. The last sequence of the film contains footage of the staff members taking a bear cub from its den and transporting it back to camp. The film ends with a scene of the bear cub entering a cabin through the screen door.
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1 Film Reel (14 minutes) : silent, black and white ; 16 mm.
1 Videocassette (U-Matic (14 minutes)) : silent, black and white ; 3/4 in.
Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
3/4 in., U-Matic, viewing copy
Original format: 16 mm. print.
William Finley, photographer; Arthur N. Pack (for the American Nature Association), producer.
- Babes in the woods, 1927
- Iris Lee
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