• Short Summary

    Comedian Max Wall tells a variety of jokes, does some impressions and sings a few songs.

  • Description

    No title - Max Wall, comedian.

    Probably filmed at Pathe studios, London.

    Max Wall enters, prancing about and 'singing' how he has a smile to take him on his way. He realises the (off screen) orchestra have stopped playing and, saying he 'won't bother' turns to walk off. Voices call him back. He begins his routine. He makes a pun on his surname 'Wall'. He then does impersonations of Edmund Everett Horton and a cocker spaniel. He next tells a story about a bee that is swallowed by a donkey.

    He then sings a song in a North Country accent. It concerns 'Harold' who is a 'bit of a comic' and tells jokes and stories to cheer people up. Max Wall pulls faces as he sings. (There is a verse about an air raid shelter).

    Duplicate exists in Turns Can 16 - see separate record for details.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1302.22
    Media URN:
    43199
    Group:
    New sound pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    03/04/1941
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:04:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:42:25:00 / 01:47:02:00
    Canister:
    NSP 261

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