• Short Summary

    Ventriloquist Arthur and sailor dummy Jim perform song "Something about the Sea", several references to the war.

  • Description

    Part of HERE'S FUN issue.

    Pathe Studios, London.

    Various shots of ventriloquist Arthur Prince and his sailor dummy doing his usual comedy act. Item opens with shots of battleships at sea, with Jim the dummy superimposed over image. Arthur and Jim both wear Navy uniforms, the set looks like deck of a battleship. Arthur smokes a big cigar to disguise any movement of his mouth (this does not work). Arthur and Jim have conversation about Jim's reluctance to be a war hero and perils of the blackout in London. Another man, George, enters, also dressed as a sailor. After more banter they all sing "Something about the Sea".

    Note: Jim is not the cheeriest of dummies - he comes across as being terminally depressed!

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    1288.21
    Media URN:
    42884
    Group:
    New sound pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    25/04/1940
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:34:34:00 / 01:38:26:00
    Canister:
    NSP 212

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