The Hulberts open a new laundrette in Bognor Regis.
Bognor Regis, West Sussex.
Several shots of the crowds in front of a laundrette in Bognor Regis. SV. Cicely Courtneidge, followed by husband, musical comedy star Jack Hulbert enters the laundrette. She greets two relatives, they kiss. Jack Hulbert kisses another relative. Crowds watching through the window. C/U shot of a washing machine at work. Foam and laundry tumbles inside. Sign on the window "Free Washing Today". CU. Cicily Courtneidge speaking: "...and the third reason and the most important reason... why you should come to this laundrette is that it would help to keep the Hulberts in the old age." Change to closer shot while she speaks, to see Claude and Jack standing there. She continues "...and when I say old I am not referring to myself... years from now,,, anyway... and I am now going to declare it open." Crowds cheer, many seen through the window. SCU. Cicily Courtneidge speaking "Now then here we go." She cuts a ribbon tied round a machine and starts to open little case held by Claude Hulbert. She takes out washing from the case and puts it into machine. C/U machine working. SV. Back view, Claude and Jack Hulbert looking at machines. CU. Face in washing machine window (from inside the machine) - Claude Hulbert. SCU. The pair sitting, looking inside. Jack says (natural sound): "This is as good as watching TV." Claude replies: "Much better."
(Neg.) (Special for Bognor. Used in A.K.C. 525)