• Short Summary

    Clapham and Dwyer in a sketch about a man on a train who is joined by a drunken toff.

  • Description

    Clapham and Dwyer. Part of the PLAY AND PLAYFULNESS issue.

    Probably shot in the Pathe Studio, London.

    Clapham, in top hat, white tie, tails and monocle appears from behind a curtain with a little difficulty - seems a bit tipsy! Several people sit at tables, as if in a nightclub, but this looks like a studio set. Clapham asks a bellboy to fetch Mr Dwyer, then tells some slurred jokes to the audience.

    He introduces a sketch called 'The Dash To The North' that he and Dwyer act out on a chair and box before the audience. Dwyer plays a respectable-looking gent going to Leeds on a train who is joined by Clapham as a drunk toff with a balloon. They engage in some humorous patter and crosstalk. Clapham thinks the railways are marvellous because they are on the same train - one going to Leeds and one going to Torquay.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    New sound pictorials
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:12:11:00 / 01:20:18:00
    NSP 1

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