• Short Summary

    Farr and Farrland entertain us with a 'Political Meeting' sketch at Mudcombe-on-the-Splosh.

  • Description

    Titles read: 'NOW Pathe Pictorial presents - (CHICK) FARR AND FARRLAND in "A POLITICAL MEETING" The scene is the Parish Hall at Mudcombe-on-the-Splosh -'.

    Pathe Studio, London.

    On a set dressed to look like a town hall we see a handful of people sitting in chairs while Farr and Farrland sit on a platform. One of them introduces the other at the political candidate Percy Perriwinkle. The other gets up and waffles on in a speech that doesn't really mean anything, mentioning 'the national interest' and 'pooling resources'. People in the audience look mystified.

    A man in the front row asks if Percy has any tickets. After a lot of crosstalk we realise the man thinks Percy is talking about the National Sweepstake when he refers to the national interest. More crosstalk, and the other man on the platform joins in, talking about favourites in the Derby verus the favourites in the Grand National. Another man in the audience approaches Percy and tells him not to worry about the arguments, then pinches a roll of money from his pocket. Percy asks if the man has ever won any money racing - he looks at the money he has just stolen, says "Just a few quid!" and walks off.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe sound pictorials
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:55:18:00 / 01:58:58:00
    PSP 833

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