• Short Summary

    Light hearted item about policemen dressing up in drag for pantomime.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Salford".

    Police pantomime in Salford, Greater Manchester.

    Various shots of PC Arthur Scott on point duty, directing traffic in cobbled street. M/S of outside of theatre, sign above door advertises 'Salford Police Pantomime'.

    Various shots of Arthur sitting in front of dressing room mirror. He is putting on a wig. Arthur is playing character of 'Alice' in pantomime version of 'Dick Whittington'. Various shots of another policeman dressed as a pantomime dame - s/he grimaces at camera. C/U of Arthur putting on lipstick, he laughs at camera. M/S of 2 more policemen in drag - one powders his nose, the other ties a scarf around his waist.

    L/S of stage as curtains open. Various shots of burly policemen in diaphanous gowns doing comedy dance routine on stage. M/S of Arthur (dressed as Alice) dancing on stage with 'Dick' (played by another copper). Various shots of policemen dressed as belly dancers. They are carrying a clown off stage.

    Speeded up shot of Arthur back on point duty (dressed in his uniform this time).

    Note: quirky item - some how very British!

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:48:11:00 / 01:49:06:00

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