• Short Summary

    The comedian Sam Mayo cracks jokes and sings a song.

  • Description

    Full titles read: "SAM MAYO - The well known Comedian, has a word to say."

    M/S of Mayo sitting at piano. He turns to the camera and starts to name numerous famous pianist of the past and then says, "... listen to me, you'll see the difference !" L/S of Mayo playing the piano appallingly. Mayo then tells a joke about a joke he played whilst in Australia ('No Place like Home'). He tells us that "One poor chap got so homesick and depressed that he tried to commit suicide... and the bullet just missed my right ear."

    After cracking a joke about his performance for the Royal Family he picks up a large plastic baby and places it on top of the piano. L/S's and M/S's of Mayo singing to the doll about what the future might hold for him.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1018.14
    Media URN:
    36807
    Group:
    Pathetones
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    06/10/1930
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:05:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:34:41:00 / 01:40:33:00
    Canister:
    PT 028

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