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    Titles read: 'SANDY POWELL VARIETIES - "SANDY, M.P."'.

    Probably filmed in Pathe Studio, London.

    Sandy Powell addresses a political meeting. He stands on a platform with four men sitting either side of him. He says he will give a thousand pounds to anyone who can prove that he is genuine. The other men ask questions and make comments as Sandy outlines his policies.

    He tells the gathering that only one man went to Parliament with good intentions - Guy Fawkes! He talks of Parliament sitting for twelve hours and says he has a couple of hens who sit for three weeks "and they do have something to show for it!". One of the men asks "Do you believe in birth control?" Sandy looks at a gormless man beside him and says "Yes".

    The meeting ends with a song about 'He's Going To See We Get Free Beer' (might be called 'Are You Going To Vote For Sandy?'). The men cheer him at the end.

    The sound on this combined print is very poor. Either use original or treat sound.

    This is duplicate of item in Pathetone PT 064 - see separate record for details.

    Note: it seems that the three Sandy Powell items in this Turns Can were at one time cut together to make a Sandy Powell short (hence title 'Sandy Powell's Varieties') - SL.

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    British Pathé
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:10:33:00 / 01:14:39:00
    Turns Can 15 C
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    Turns 15 C
  • Appears in...

    Historical Figures & Celebrities Entertainment & Humour
    SP Variety (BBC4) Turns 1931 Music Hall Early 30s Variety Turns Birth Control
  • Stills

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

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