Animation featuring Sammy and Sausage - they fly "down under" to Australia.
Joe Noble animation. Possibly number 10 in the series.
Sammy and Sausage stand in the corner of the frame. Cut to Joe Noble with Sammy and Sausage animated on a piece of canvas on the easel. Sammy sits on Sausage's back (Sausage is a dog). He asks Joe "What are you reading Guv'nor?" Sausage puts his glasses on so that he can read the paper. C/U of the paper which has the headline: "Flight to Australia." Joe speaks to Sammy: "Wonderful Fellows, those fliers." Sammy says: "Pooh!" and holds his nose. "Why, I flew it long ago" he says. "Really? Tell me all about it." says Joe, and puts a cigar in his mouth.
Sammy and Sausage fly along in a kind of airship with a basket suspended underneath. Sammy looks through a telescope. He sees two men swimming in the Channel and a fisherman dangling a bottle off the end of a fishing line over the side of his boat. Sammy and Sausage carry on flying along, but they are followed by a large eagle. Sammy tells Joe that they found themselves in Australia. Joe asks Sammy if they got "the reward?" Sammy says: "Australia is "down under" everything is topsy turvy." We see their aircraft and above them standing on the ground and waving are three people. They are suspended upside down though - to make the point about them being "down under." Other people join them and wave. Shot of a London street with Sammy and Susie flying overhead. Sausage says, " Me, some flier." Joe licks his finger and pulls off the letter F so that it reads "Some Liar." Sammy flicks himself over and knocks himself out - stars float around above his head.
Was item in Eve's Film Review issue 377.
Safety print only - original decomposed and destroyed.