• Short Summary

    Great "turn" - Lily Morris dancing and singing "Don't Have Any More Mrs Moore."

  • Description

    No title - presumably lost.

    Note: Item starts with several shots of a man hitting golf ball with club at a rubber target on studio set. Appears to be an extra item.

    Lily Morris sings her famous ditty "Don't Have Any More Mrs Moore". She is dressed in a black cape and hat with a piece of foliage sticking out. The song (as you probably know) is about not having any more children and also not drinking too much. Lily pretends to get a bit drunk and slurs her words during one verse. She sings another verse impersonating a vicar.

    She ends her song with a great dance showing off her bloomers.

    Good for illustrating the subject of contraception and drunkenness "Too many double gins, give the ladies double chins" she tells us. Sounds like Mrs Moore has got loads of children and a husband on the dole. Presumably the excessive drinking leads to the production of excessive children! "Enough is as good as a feast any day" says Lily.

    Looks as though this was filmed in the Pathe Studio which has been dressed with props to suggest a music hall venue. There are a few heads in silhouette in front of Lily to suggest an audience - at first I thought they were cardboard cut-outs but then I saw some of them move!

    Note: safety print exists - in can with negs.

    Possibly also another print with "Turns" material.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1588.07
    Media URN:
    51125
    Group:
    Pathe sound pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    24/03/1932
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:04:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:13:57:00 / 01:17:57:00
    Canister:
    PSP 729

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