• Short Summary

    Comedy: Duprez reads speech to maid about turning tables on domineering wives but then scuttles off when he hears own wife approaching.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Pathetone now has pleasure in presenting: The well known star of Screen, Stage and Radio - Fred Duprez".

    Pathe Studios, London.

    Comedy Sketch. Various shots of Duprez and maid in set that looks like a study. Fred Duprez plays character of man preparing an after-dinner speech. His wants to practice his speech but his wife is out so he decides to read it to the pretty young maid. The speech is about downtrodden men turning tables on domineering wives. Speech turns into comic monologue about women, in particular his wife's bad cooking. Maid gives wry glances to camera. Duprez finishes speech by proclaiming himself boss of the house. We then here wife's voice screech 'Frederick' off stage and Duprez sneaks off to avoid her. Maid laughs.

    Note: for search purposes use Doprez also.

    Note: picture finishes a few seconds before sound.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1156.12
    Media URN:
    40031
    Group:
    Pathetones
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    16/08/1937
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:04:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:22:12:00 / 01:26:31:00
    Canister:
    PT 386

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