• Short Summary

    Ventriloquist A C Astor does a 'boxer and manager' routine with his puppet.

  • Description

    Titles read: "And now Pathetone presents another Radio & Vaudeville Star. A. C. Astor, The Globe-trotting Ventriloquist."

    London (probably Pathe Studio).

    A C Astor comes through the door of a set of a boxer's dressing room. A man is 'attending' to a boxer - actually a puppet - on the bench. Astor puts his arm around the puppet (and sneakily into his back) and the puppet starts to talk deliriously about hearing someone counting and dreaming he was dead. The puppet has a black eye. They engage in some chat about the fight; Astor seems to be the manager and they argue about the fight and why the puppet didn't win.

    It is quite hard to look at the puppet when it talks as Astor seems to be emoting when he is doing the puppet's voice. He often looks at the camera, and raises his eyes when the puppet speaks.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1066.13
    Media URN:
    37332
    Group:
    Pathetones
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    07/11/1932
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:04:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:22:34:00 / 01:26:38:00
    Canister:
    PT 137

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