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  • Description

    Titles read: "ALFIE'S CHINESE DINNER".

    Soho, London.

    Various shots of a small boy called Alfie looking at the outside of a Chinese restaurant (called "Ley On's"?) in Wardour Street.

    He goes inside - it is completely empty - and sits at a table. He looks at a grubby menu, then gives his order to a waiter. Several plates of Chinese food arrive, including spring rolls, and the waiter piles lots onto Alfie's plate. Alfie attempts to eat with the chopsticks, then gives up and uses a spoon to eat some rice.

    Note: restaurant looks a bit seedy (dirty tablecloth).

    Note: this issue is narrated by Kenneth Horne.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    19/02/1945
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    43539
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1315.06
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:02:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:10:16:00 / 01:12:45:00
    Canister:
    NP 23
    Sort Number:
    NP 023
  • Appears in...

    Categories
    Lifestyle & Culture
    WorkSpaces
    Alfie Chinatown London LondonChinatown Chinese
  • Stills

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

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    "Chinese restaurant (called "Ley On's"?)" - the restaurant was called Ley-Ons.

    It can also be glimpsed in clip 1161.17.

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