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    Animation featuring Jerry the Troublesome Tyke - a cartoon dog. A U.I.C. production. A poster advertises the first appearance of Jerry on the stage in a production called "Tiny - The Lump of Intelligence." The theatre is the Empire. C/U of a real hand placed on a piece of paper. Through a camera dissolve a pen appears in the hand. The artist begins to draw shapes on the paper which eventually turn out to be Jerry riding on the back of an elephant through the countryside. Jerry and the elephant arrive at the stage door.

    Jerry slides down the elephant's trunk and into a dressing room. A woman's legs can be seen protruding from a screen. Jerry notices the legs and grins at the audience. He behaves in a very coy fashion, hiding behind his hands and rubbing his foot on his leg. He goes back outside the the elephant and tells him to go inside. The elephant looks scared but tries to go in. He is too fat so Jerry tries to push him through the door. He then notices a delivery truck. He asks the driver to help him. The truck reverses and pushes the elephant through the door. An intertitle reads: "The great moment arrives!" The curtain is raised to reveal Jerry in a kind of ring master's outfit. He cracks his whip and the elephant comes on. The elephant stands on a little pedestal. He stands on 3 legs, then on two - doing a handstand. He then stands on one leg. The elephant, and Jerry look very pleased with themselves. Jerry announces: "Tiny will now perform the sensational feat of raising all four legs at once!" The elephant jumps up, spins around then drops to the ground making a big hole in the stage which the two of them fall through. Jerry is thrown out of the stage door. The elephant is thrown out too. They run along. End.

    Was item in Pathe Pictorial issue number 412.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:55:58:00 / 02:00:28:00
    EP 118
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    EP 118
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    Jerry the Troublesome Tyke
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