• Short Summary

    Florence Desmond shows us her farm in Essex, Flanagan and Allen work as land girls.

  • Description

    Part of issue AIRS AND GRACES.

    Hempstead, Essex.

    Various shots of picturesque village where Dick Turpin was born.

    Pollards Cross, Essex.

    Various shots of large Tudor farm house owned by actress and impressionist Florence Desmond. M/S of Florence standing next to pony. She talks to camera and answers narrator's questions. Various shots of fields, a land girl drives a tractor. Various shots cattle and pigs. C/U of Michael, Florence's adopted son, holding rope leash of calf. M/S of land girl feeding chickens and feeding eggs. Florence explains how the farm is helping the war effort.

    C/U of Florence; she complains that government have sent comedians Bud Flanagan and Chesney Allen of the Crazy Gang to the farm to work as land girls! Various shots of Bud and Chesney trying to build a haystack but making a mess in the process. Various shots of "Monsewer" Eddie Gray pretending to be scarecrow and juggling for little Michael.

    Comic sketch with Flanagan and Allen. They are in a barn discussing how to milk a cow. Florence enters and suggests they all go back to the theatre, Bud and Chesney reply: "Hi-de-Hi!".

    Note: looks like comic sketch was filmed in Pathe Studios, London.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    1562.04
    Media URN:
    50145
    Group:
    New sound pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    26/04/1943
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:05:13:00 / 01:09:06:00
    Canister:
    NSP 370

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