• Short Summary

    George Formby's charity show to raise £40,000 for bomb victims.

  • Description

    Title reads: "George Formby's grand gesture".

    Location of events unknown (probably a London theatre).

    Panning shot of audience in a darkened theatre. C/U of comedian George Formby telling the audience of his aim to raise £40,000 for those who have been bombed. He asks the audience to send donations "care of the BBC". Shot includes good cut-ins of the audience. Various shots of Formby singing with his banjo / ukulele. Song is called "Sitting on the sofa, George". (Natural sound throughout).

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1117.23
    Media URN:
    38926
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    19/06/1941
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:34:15:00 / 01:36:12:00
    Canister:
    41/49

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