• Short Summary

    An impersonation of the Dickens character Tony Weller from "The Pickwick Papers".

  • Description

    Bransby Williams - famous character actor does an impersonation of a character from a Dickens novel.

    Bransby is sitting in a drawing room setting reading "The Pickwick Papers". He tells the audience that he will show them how Tony Weller the stagecoach driver in The Pickwick Papers would have looked and talked. Bransby disappears through the curtains at the back of the stage saying "just a moment."

    When he re-emerges he is dressed in Dickensian costume impersonating the stagecoach driver. He coughs and splutters as he impersonates the philosophical Tony giving some advice to his son Sam. He warns against marriage and advises "beware of widows".

    He ends his impersonation by saying "Bye bye" several times and ducking out of frame.

    Note: Although Tony is warning his son Sam against marrying widows, in fact - I am reliably informed - he marries one himself.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1594.25
    Media URN:
    51292
    Group:
    Pathe sound pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    18/08/1932
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:04:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:54:29:00 / 01:58:33:00
    Canister:
    PSP 750

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