• Description

    Full titles read: "Another 'Pathetone' Topical Talkie - A peep at ERNIE LOTINGA - the famous comedian in 'My Wife's Family', filmed at Garrick Theatre, London."

    Intertitle reads: 'Filmed during an actual performance."

    Situation comedy starring Ernie Lotinga. He enters the stage wearing a dressing gown and carrying a newspaper. He receives a round of applause from the audience. He is quickly informed by his wife that "... you can't meet mother like that." After much arguing and protesting Lotinga (his character's name is Jimmy) is forced to hide under a coffee table as his mother-in-law arrives early.

    Lotinga rummages through his mother-in-law's bag and takes out and drinks a bottle of brandy. He is also seen pulling her knitting apart and eating some of her fruit, the audience is in hysterics at his antics.

    Meanwhile his wife's mother who is seated next to the table oblivious to Lotinga. She voices her disapproval that he did not pick her up from the station. After more antics from Lotinga he eventually runs up the stairs clutching his stomach his mother-in-law informs his wife that the bottle in her bag was actually medication for her chest !

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  • Data

    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:52:57:00 / 01:58:04:00
    PT 056
    Sort Number:
    PT 056
  • Appears in...

    Sport & Leisure Historical Figures & Celebrities Entertainment & Humour
    1930s London West End Theatres Turns 1931 Theatre - 1930s and 1940s History of Comedy
  • Stills

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