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    Titles read: 'Now we meet the well known Broadcasters & Variety Artists, THE WESTERN BROTHERS, (Kenneth & George).'

    Pathe Studio, London.

    The Western Brothers, splendid toffs in evening dress, sing 'In The Parlour When The Company's Gone' - a song "all about things that happen at home, you know, mother and dad and things like that". The song is introduced with a joke about how their mum and dad do not get on very well. The other day their kitchen boiler burst and they went out together for the first time!

    The song tells of the state of the house and family after they have had all their friends and relations round for a party. In the middle of the song, a joke is told about a 'navvy' trying to work out how many thousandths of an inch there are in an inch.

    I wouldn't class this as a typical Western Brothers song and delivery - it isn't as louche and 'drawling, world-weary toffs' as most of their songs. A bit more rowdy and down to earth - interesting change. - SL.

    This is duplicate of item in Pathetone PT 117 - see separate record for details.

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    British Pathé
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:27:32:00 / 01:30:23:00
    Turns Can 19 B
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    Turns 19 B
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    Fashion & Music Historical Figures & Celebrities Entertainment & Humour
    Wealthy early 1930's British Turns 1932
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