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    Titles read: "NOW Pathe Pictorial has pleasure in presenting - Robb WILTON of Radio, Variety and Film fame in another comedy cameo (Assisted by Iris Parnell)."

    Pathe Studio, London.

    On a set dressed to look like a forest we see Robb Wilton, dressed in pith helmet, shorts and long socks, standing beside a tent. A young woman, Iris Parnell, enters, wearing pith helmet, white top and shorts. She asks where Robb has been and says her uncle is in a rage because they should have been in the forest hours ago (she's very bossy).

    They talk of the hunt they'll be involved in and Iris says either Robb or her uncle will be killed - Robb offers to stand down! He says he hopes the uncle will be sober when he chooses and talks of the man having the DTs in the tent. The doctor asked the uncle if he could see any pink elephants, green mice and white lizards. The uncle couldn't see any, but Robb says the tent was full of them (Robb had had a few too).

    They look at a map to see how to get to 'Toosoon' on their one camel. Robb is put out to hear that Iris and her uncle will ride the camel while he walks behind for 400 miles. They talk of rations - Iris says they'll want 6 bottles of whisky and Robb asks "Aren't you and your uncle having any?".

    Then Iris spots a lion in the thicket and asks Robb for her gun - he hands her a bottle of "Fliss" (? hair tonic?) then a mallet which she throws at his foot in exasperation. Iris berates Robb, saying he wouldn't know a male hippopotamus from a female hippopotamus. Robb says he doesn't suppose it matters, except to another hippopotamus. The lion appears again and Iris sends Robb off on a horse to catch the lion. She looks through binoculars and keeps up a commentary on the action. It seems to be going well, then the horse goes down. Iris says sadly that's the last they'll see of him. Robb enters saying, "Hey! The horse went without me!".

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:11:00:00 / 01:15:09:00
    PSP 849
    Sort Number:
    PSP 849
  • Appears in...

    Historical Figures & Celebrities Lifestyle & Culture Entertainment & Humour
    Variety (BBC4) 2 Turns 1934
  • Stills

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

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