• Short Summary

    Harry Tate with a very young Hughie Green in a comedy sketch about an estate and detective agency.

  • Description

    Titles read: "Now Pathetone has pleasure in presenting - HARRY TATE the famous comedian. Supported by Harry Tate, Junr. and Hughie Green - In a new comedy sketch "Mixed Ginx" by Max Kester".

    Location of events unknown - probably London.

    Harry Tate enters the set of an office; a sign on the door reads 'Estate and Detective Agency'. He sits at his desk and engages in some cross talk with the office boy, played by Hughie Green (looking impossibly young!). Harry picks up the telephone and speaks to a butcher. With much moustache twitching, he orders 600 tons of sausages, then cancels the order when he finds out the sausages are straight. A man in a coat and large hat enters (I think this is Harry Tate Junior), and Harry greets him as 'Hawkeye'. The man puts his finger in his mouth and makes his hat rise up (Harry says "Oooh, a clue!"), then goes out of the door, wafting his hands in a mysterious fashion.

    More silly business as a woman comes into the office, saying she's lost her husband. As she gives Harry a description of her husband, Hughie speaks on the phone to a tenant who is complaining about his rented accommodation - the two descriptions get mixed up. Harry finishes by charging the woman ten pounds; she says "He's not worth ten pounds", and Harry says "Well make it guineas!".

    Duplicate exists in Turns Can 10 - see separate record for details.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1100.25
    Media URN:
    38371
    Group:
    Pathetones
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    23/07/1934
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:04:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:43:57:00 / 01:48:56:00
    Canister:
    PT 226

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