• Short Summary

    Cyril Fletcher tells comic story in rhymes about a boatman and a mermaid.

  • Description

    Part of HANDS WANTED issue.

    Pathe Studios, London.

    Underwater shot of a deep-sea diver. M/S of actress dressed as a mermaid canoodling with the diver.

    Various shots of Cyril Fletcher telling comic story in rhymes about a boatman named Joe who finds a mermaid on the beach. He takes her into town and everyone is scandalised by her lack of clothing. Cyril ends with line: "I love your English policemen" - probably a topical joke at the time. Cyril speaks in an exaggeratedly posh voice.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1280.22
    Media URN:
    42756
    Group:
    New sound pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    02/11/1939
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:38:56:00 / 01:41:00:00
    Canister:
    NSP 187

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