• Short Summary

    American comedienne Joan Miller performs a routine where she is a switchboard operator in a hotel telling about the man she met last night.

  • Description

    Joan Miller. American Television Telephone girl.

    M/S of two women sat at a switchboard, one is busy working while Joan is playing with her chewing gum, she pulls it out and sticks it on the board.

    C/U of Joan, she answers a call, then turns to the camera as if it was her friend and tells about a man she met last night, she is just going to tell us what he said to her when she is interrupted by a call from one of the guests, complaining about the milk, Joan says it's the best there is and comes from contented cows.

    Various shots as she tells us about the man she met in-between answering calls including several young men for a Miss Don. Eventually the man she met last night rings up for Miss Don and she gives him a mouthful. She starts chewing her gum again and finishes with the line "well wouldn't that put castors on your grandmothers crutches!"

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1236.26
    Media URN:
    41935
    Group:
    New sound pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    22/04/1937
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:38:40:00 / 01:42:06:00
    Canister:
    NSP 56

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