• Short Summary

    Cockney comedian Gus Elen sings 'A Nice Quiet Day' in an act titled 'The Postman's Holiday'.

  • Description

    Titles read: "Now Pathetone presents the celebrated Coster Comedian Gus Elen - in 'The Postman's Holiday'."

    London (probably Pathe Studio).

    Various shots of comedian Gus Elen dressed as a postman and singing, in a cockney voice, about a day out he had with his wife and half a dozen kids, which they spent travelling all over London. This is quite good as 'cockney acts' go, although the opening line is considered very offensive today - "I work just like a nigger... ".

    (Followed by Pathetone end titles.)

    Note: there seems to be some confusion in paperwork as to what the title of the song is - I think it the song is 'A Nice Quiet Day' and the act is called 'The Postman's Holiday'.

    Duplicate exists in Turns Can 15 - see separate record for details.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1058.05
    Media URN:
    37264
    Group:
    Pathetones
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    04/07/1932
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:09:27:00 / 01:12:06:00
    Canister:
    PT 119

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