• Short Summary

    Comedian Oliver Wakefield in stuttering monologue about famous Brits - from PT 439.

  • Description

    Titles read: 'Oliver Wakefield' (on picture album page).

    Pathe Studio, London.

    Photo album page is turned to show still of Oliver Wakefield as commentator introduces Wakefield "with his halting, stuttering and amusing quippy style".

    Still 'unfreezes' to show Oliver Wakefield, a young man in full evening dress who speaks in an 'upper class' manner with a 'halting, stuttering' style of delivery. He talks of self made men, stiff upper lips, history including Cromwell, Nell Gwynne, "a night with King Arthur on his round table" etc. He stutters and mixes up his words throughout.

    Note: Nell Gwyn and Nell Gwynne for search purposes.

    Could be viewed as a 1930s version of a Hugh Grant character! - SL.

    This was originally an item in Pathetone PT 439. This version also appears in 'Pictorial Revue of 1943' - see separate record for details.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2881.18
    Media URN:
    83462
    Group:
    Turns
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    22/08/1938
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:53:23:00 / 01:56:43:00
    Canister:
    Turns Can 9 B

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