• Short Summary

    The Western Brothers sing topical song 'It Was All Hushed Up' - dupe of PT 101.

  • Description

    Full titles read: "Now Pathetone presents The Western Brothers, (Kenneth & George) of Radio, Gramophone & Variety fame - ".

    Pathe Studio, London.

    Kenneth and George Western (wearing usual evening dress and monocles) sing 'It Was All Hushed Up', a song about the various scandals "whispered in the clubs, mentioned in the restaurants and hiccupped in the pubs".

    During the song, various personalities of the era are mentioned, including: Lady Astor, Sophie Tucker, Primo Carnera, Layton and Johnstone, Bernard Shaw, Nellie Wallace, Hoover, The Labour Party, George Lansbury, Maggie Bondfield amongst others.

    They also tell a joke about a First World War deserter who leaves the front line and is stopped by an officer. When he learns he has been stopped by a Staff Officer, he replies 'Blimey, have I got as far back as that?'.

    This is great - quintessential Western Brothers song and patter!

    (Followed by an intertitle trailer (at 01:34:32) for the stories coming next week in Pathetone: 'How to make a hundred break' by Walter Lindrum and the Celebrated International Actor-Baritone Jules Bledsoe.)

    Note: the sound on this print is a few frames out of sync.

    This is duplicate of item in Pathetone PT 101 - see separate record for details.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    2899.11
    Media URN:
    83779
    Group:
    Turns
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    29/02/1932
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:31:05:00 / 01:34:46:00
    Canister:
    Turns Can 13 D

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