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    No titles. Commentator introduces "that popular comedian of broadcasting and variety fame, Max Wall".

    Max Wall (looking very young) enters set dressed to look like a living room or drawing room, prancing about and 'singing' how he has a smile to take him on his way. He realises the (off screen) orchestra have stopped playing and, saying he "won't bother" turns to walk off. Voices call him back. He begins his routine by making a pun on his surname 'Wall'.

    He then does impersonations of Edmund Everett Horton and a cocker spaniel (by putting on a hat with earflaps undone and making his eyelids droop and his tongue loll out - it looks very funny!). He next tells a convoluted story about a bee that is swallowed by a donkey. Max says "The bee went to sleep for two hours and when he woke up, the donkey had gone"!

    He then sings a song in a North Country accent. It concerns 'Arnold' who is a bit of a comic and tells jokes and stories to cheer people up. Max pulls faces as he sings. There is a verse about an air raid shelter.

    Note: Max Wall does NOT do his nutty professor routine.

    This is duplicate of item in New Sound Pictorial NSP 261 - see separate record for details.

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    03/04/1941
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    83819
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    2901.09
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:04:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:26:11:00 / 01:30:48:00
    Canister:
    Turns Can 16 A
    Sort Number:
    Turns 16 A
  • Appears in...

    Categories
    Historical Figures & Celebrities Entertainment & Humour
    WorkSpaces
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  • Stills

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

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