• Short Summary

    Retired army officer, Ronald Brittain, opens clothes shop for large men.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Let Britain Dress You".


    M/S of Ex-Sergeant Major Ronald Brittain's clothes shop ("The Outsize Man's Shop"), which specialises in outsize garments. C/U of window notice reading: "Outsize Gifts for the Big Man". C/U of photograph of Ronald Brittain wearing a woollen cardigan displayed in the shop window.

    Various shots of RSM Brittain (in uniform) coming up to receive a medal during an army parade. Various shots of Brittain having medal pinned on his tunic.

    Interior. Brittain in his shop checking shirt stocks. C/U pan from his face to stock book in which he is writing. M/S of large man, Captain Townsend who served under Brittain at Sandhurst in 1925, being measured for an overcoat. C/U of Ronald Brittain and Captain Townsend. Captain Townsend trying on a coat. C/U Ronald Brittain.

    M/S of another rather portly customer trying on an overcoat. C/U of chubby man wearing his new coat and smiling, he walks out of shop and looks down, he sees he has no trousers on and hastily runs back into the shop.

    Photograph of RSM Brittain shouting orders on parade displayed in shop window. C/U of Brittain in uniform barking drilling orders (natural sound).

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:28:42:00 / 01:29:57:00

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