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  • Short Summary

    Comedian Charlie Austin presides over the trial for the famous Dunmow Flitch; the winning couple have to prove they haven't argued for a year and a day.

  • Description

    Full titles read: "Lord Justice... Charlie Austin! - presides at trial for historic Dunmow Flitch."

    Ilford, Essex.

    Various shots inside a tent or marquee show comedian Charlie Austin, dressed in Judge's outfit doing some funny business while supposedly presiding over the trial of couples who claim not to have argued for a year and a day. He sits beside a lady and pours her a glass of water.

    M/S pan across the 'courtroom' as a man stands in the witness box being cross examined by a man in a wig. M/S outside the marquee as Charlie kisses the winning lady; her husband stands the other side of Charlie (I think!). Behind them are the famous sides of bacon - their prize!

    Note: Charlie was also known as Charles Austin.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    728.13
    Media URN:
    34827
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    31/05/1928
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:20:16:00 / 01:21:01:00
    Canister:
    G 1507

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