• Short Summary

    Peter Sinclare sings about 'Frugal Dougal, Minister of Meanness' and urges us to save.

  • Description

    Titles read: "Now Pathetone Presents - That Famous Scottish Entertainer PETER SINCLARE 'Cock O' The North'."

    London, probably Pathe Studio.

    Comedian Peter Sinclare (Sinclair?), dressed in comic traditional Scottish costume sings a song which is probably called 'Frugal Dougal, Minister of Meanness', about saving food and money during wartime. In the middle of the song he goes into some patter about saving petrol and various things, urging parents not to give their children ice-cream but to tell them ghost stories instead, to chill their blood. He makes a joke about Santa Claus not being able to get through the balloon barrage this Christmas.

    He ends the song by singing about helping his wife with mending clothes. He tells us he has eight children, and says he found his pyjamas were badly torn, so "a stitch in time saves nine".

    Note: not sure if correct spelling of Peter's name is Sinclare or Sinclair.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1206.27
    Media URN:
    15734
    Group:
    Pathetones
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    23/09/1940
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:54:02:00 / 01:57:45:00
    Canister:
    PT 547

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