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  • Short Summary

    Nice footage of comedian George Robey taking a trip in an aeroplane.

  • Description

    George Robey Flies a De Havilland Aircraft.

    British comedian / entertainer George Robey goes for a ride in a De Havilland biplane-for-hire. Robey and the pilot looking at the plane and chatting, strapping on their caps; climbing into airplane. On the side of the plane are the words 'De Havilland Aircraft Co - Aeroplane Hire Service'.

    CU pilot in cockpit; talking. CU Robey talking for a while; he looks alarmed for a second; waves goodbye; points upward; etc.

    Airplane taxis and takes off. Shot of plane landing again.

    Note: George Robey was known as 'The Prime Minister of Mirth'. This is great candid footage of him - SL.

    Personalities. Commercial airplane. Aviation.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2386.11
    Media URN:
    70310
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1920 - 1929
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:34:05:00 / 01:36:41:00
    Canister:
    ON 291 D

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    The plane is a de Havilland DH9C, Reg. No. G-EBAW.

  2. jamied says

    Reducing this clip's current date range, the aircraft seen here wasn't registered until January 1922, and it's registration was then cancelled in September 1923.

    The date range, then, can safely be altered to 1922-23.

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