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  • Description

    Full titles read: "Pathetone Weekly now presents another of its 'Talkie Topical' Stars. - Albert Whelan - the celebrated Variety & Radio Entertainer. At the piano -----" (end of title obscured by timecode.)

    London (probably Pathe Studios).

    M/S of a man in tails playing a grand piano. Albert Whelan enters, also in tails and greets the pianist (his name is Gordon), who asks if he is ready for a rehearsal. Albert stands by the piano and tells a joke about an Irishman who reckons he's a crack shot with a gun; the man's friend tells him to prove it by shooting a pigeon that is sitting on a tall building. The first man does so, but the friend says "The fall was enough to kill him!" Another joke follows about a Jewish furrier and and Irish mind reader sharing a train compartment.

    Albert then sings a song called 'She's My Secret Passion'; he whistles the melody of the song while putting on his coat and hat and walking out of shot.

    (Pathetone end titles follow.)

  • Tags

  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    08/12/1930
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    36855
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1022.05
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:04:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:08:42:00 / 01:12:50:00
    Canister:
    PT 037
    Sort Number:
    PT 037
  • Appears in...

    WorkSpaces
    1930-1939
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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