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  • Description

    Full titles read: "And now Pathetone Weekly presents:- Sam Mayo - the famous 'Whispering Whatnot'".

    London (probably Pathe Studio).

    Various shots of comedian Sam Mayo sitting at a grand piano. He is wearing a strange knitted coat or dressing gown and accompanies himself on the piano as he sings a song about a she-cat being chased and cornered by a tomcat.

    At the end of the song he pins a pound note to the music stand of the piano and says he is going to sing a song to it. He sings a little song about all the people who want his pound note (landlord, grocer, tax inspector etc.). Then sitting at a table he sings the names of numerous British cities who also want the pound note.

    Duplicate exists in Turns Can 15 - see separate record for details.

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    21/09/1931
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    37040
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1040.05
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:04:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:07:36:00 / 01:12:00:00
    Canister:
    PT 078
    Sort Number:
    PT 078
  • Appears in...

    Categories
    Fashion & Music Historical Figures & Celebrities Entertainment & Humour
    WorkSpaces
    Variety (BBC4) 2 Turns 1931
  • Stills

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

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