• Short Summary

    A man demonstrates how to make stage custard pies; very brief shot of Charlie Drake receiving one in the neck.

  • Description


    Various shots show a man standing at a table before a small audience of women; he shows them how to make stage custard pies. He takes several sticks of shaving soap covered in silver paper onto the table and cuts slivers of the soap into a bowl. He adds water then whisks the mixture up, adding food colouring to make it pink. Two other men are seen testing the consistency of the foamy 'custard'; the mixture is seen on paper plates as someone adds a dollop of green gunge to the centre.

    A brief sequence shows Charlie Drake and another man, dressed as chefs, having a custard pie fight in front of a stage bakery. The sequence is cut and we see only a few seconds of it.

    Note: this story is cut towards the end and is out of synch throughout; there is no print.

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    Film ID:
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    Colour pictorials
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:20:23:00 / 01:22:02:00
    CP 393

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    "A brief sequence shows Charlie Drake and another man" - this sequence is taken from a short film called "What's Cooking", made by The Heinz Home Cookery Service.

    That film can be seen, (almost in its entirety) in clip 2275.05.

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