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    Pathe Studio, London.

    Comedian Ronald Frankau introduces Robb Wilton with a little poem about comics stealing each other's gags and makes a pun on Wilton's name.

    On a set dressed to look like a jungle scene we see Robb Wilton come out of a tent wearing lion-hunting clothes (pith helmet, jodhpurs, boots). He reads out loud from a little book, 'Hints To Lion and Tiger Hunters' - such as, "Should a lion attack you in the rear, walk on as if nothing has happened". He says "It's a natty little tanner's worth, this is!".

    Robb says he has thinned the lions down a bit since he's been there. He talks of how he became a lion hunter by talking to a fellow on the street corner who was getting up a lion and tiger hunting expedition. The captain of the expedition said Robb looked more like a lion's dinner to him, but agreed to take him. Robb went home and told his missus who was delighted and her mother thought it ought to be a splendid thing for him. She said "If ever you do come back, what a splendid thing it would be to go out again"!

    He reads another hint about lion hunting from his book about what to do if clutched round the body by a lion - take a deep breath and think out what's best to be done. He says you should never let a lion know you're frightened of him. Just then we hear a lion's roar (sounds more like a human one) and Robb runs about in a state. He looks in his tent and we see a lion's head poking out (not real) - Robb runs towards camera and out of shot.

    Duplicate version exists in Turns Can 2 and 'Pictorial Revue' - see separate records for details.

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    British Pathé
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:00:00 / 01:04:04:00
    PSP 822
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    PSP 822
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    Historical Figures & Celebrities Lifestyle & Culture Entertainment & Humour Science & Technology
    Variety (BBC4) 2 Turns 1934 Early 30s Variety Turns
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