• Short Summary

    Billy Bennett gives us a comedy lecture on bats and possums.

  • Description

    Full titles read: "And now Pathetone presents some "Unnatural History -" by Prof. Billy Bennett - --- almost ----!" (timecode obscures title.)

    London, probably Pathe Studio.

    M/S of comedian Billy Bennett introducing his comedy lecture on bats.

    Various shots of bats follow - most look quite uncomfortable! They are examined, have their wings stretched, and are generally poked and prodded while Billy gives us a humorous commentary. There is a horrible shot of a bat having a wing pulled off. Part of this bat sequence seems to have been cut.

    Back to Billy who tells us that is all he knows about bats; for further information we should consult Mr Jack Hobbs. More patter, then another comedy lecture about possums, showing various shots of a mother possum with babies clinging to her back; other possums runs over a man's hand and a boy's head. A dog sniffs the mother possum, covered with babies; she snaps at him. The dog is seen with some baby possums on his back; he then shakes them off.

    Back to Billy who says sometime we must come round and see his troupe of performing crabs. He takes a drink of water, puts a bottle of drink to his ear and spits water out of his mouth.

    (Followed by Pathetone end titles.)

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:24:40:00 / 01:29:03:00
    PT 033

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