• Short Summary

    Comedian Arthur Askey sings 'The Moth' in the studio - dupe of NSP 89.

  • Description

    No titles. Comedian Arthur Askey.

    Pathe Studio, London.

    Arthur Askey walks onto set, asking pianist "Where are they?" (the audience). The pianist points to camera and says "There!".

    Askey tells a joke about a man he saw on a train who was making lots of silly faces and mouthing words to himself (Askey demonstrates, of course). The man was bored and was telling jokes to himself. Askey says "That may not be funny, but it's clean!".

    He puts on some white gloves and talks of his dubious musical ancestors and relations. He puts on a forage hat and sings a song called 'The Moth' - it goes around nibbling on a lady's nightie. Quite silly - probably a follow-up to 'The Bee Song' (and not really as good!). Arthur does some funny dancing and gestures throughout.

    This is duplicate of item in NSP 89 - see separate record for details.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2903.17
    Media URN:
    83868
    Group:
    Turns
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    09/12/1937
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:04:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:39:17:00 / 01:43:59:00
    Canister:
    Turns Can 20 B

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