The Adventures Of "Pongo The Pup" - Pongo… 1923

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    "Pathe presents its sixth all-British cartoon of The Adventures of Pongo the Pup." Butcher stands outside his shop looking very bandy and shouting: "Buy!" He shouts: "I've got some loverly legs!" He hits his butcher's block with a very large knife. Pongo comes along. He pulls out his empty pockets and a thought bubble reveals him to be worrying about being sent to the workhouse. He looks at the meat in the butcher's window. He walks into an amusement arcade (presumably) and walks up to a punch ball. It costs 1D and if the bell is rung 2D is returned. Pongo works out that 2 times 1D = 2D. He carries on with multiplication then pumps his arm to reveal a puny muscle. He jumps up and down then suddenly notices the exhausted bodies of men strewn all around him (the black mask in which we had seen Pongo opens out to reveal them). He shakes his head and decides against it. He walks along and finds a newspaper on the ground. C/U of Pongo looking at the prize crossword. Prize money is £500. He walks along with his head in the paper. He reaches a butchers shop which has a sign outside saying: "No one can touch our pork pies." He goes through the doorway of the shop and notices that the tiled floor is in the pattern of crossword squares. He scratches his head and looks at the clues. He reads one out: "To elevate at one end." A thought bubble above his head contains a drawing of a horse and the words: "Horsey keep your tail up." He picks up what looks like a sausage and says: "Trying to make both ends meet." He thinks of a beautiful woman reading a fashion magazine. She floats up in his thought bubble until we see her ankles and feet. He scratches his head and jumps up and down. He then says: "Winnie's One-Step" and "Shall we have it bobbed or tanner-ed?" A letter regarding Income Tax appears in the corner of the thought bubble. He tries to write on the tiles but the end of the sausage (or whatever it is) breaks off. Pongo says some "Cross Words." He sharpens the end with a knife. He then says: "A term used in football." The shop keeper comes along to see what he is up to and gets annoyed with him. He takes a swing at Pongo with his foot. The word "GOAL" appears above his head as he falls over. Pongo flies out of the shop door and sticks his tongue out. Intertitle reads: "How Pongo gets his revenge and, incidentally, solves another crossword will be told - next week.

    Note: not sure if this made much more sense in the 1920s than it does today!

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    28/02/1923
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    Media URN:
    14764
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    Available on request
    Film ID:
    858.21
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    Black & White
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    00:04:45:00
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    01:56:41:00 / 02:01:26:00
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    EP 066
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