• Short Summary

    A cockatoo called Cocky Brown lets down tyres at a Sydney petrol station.

  • Description

    (Pathetone main titles.)

    Titles read: '"Kiss, Cocky!" Meet a queer customer from Sydney, Australia, who looks like being kissed with an outsize in spanners.'

    Sydney, Australia.

    Various shots of a parrot or cockatoo called Cocky Brown, who lives in a Sydney petrol station ("Kiss, Cocky!" is apparently how he greets customers). He flies down from his perch and walks about the station. He undoes some wheel caps from a parked car with his beak and lets the air out. The owner realises his tyre is flat and calls an attendant who looks at the tyre and shakes his fist at Cocky.

    Note: there is a good shot at the start of the story of a car pulling up at a petrol pump, although Cocky is visible, walking around one of the pumps.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    1064.23
    Media URN:
    37315
    Group:
    Pathetones
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    17/10/1932
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:47:35:00 / 01:49:51:00
    Canister:
    PT 134

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