• Short Summary

    Comedy team Alec McGill and Gwen Vaughan entertain us with a bit of patter and a song.

  • Description

    Full titles read: "And now meet Alec McGill and Gwen Vaughan - the well-known Wireless Chatterers."

    London (probably Pathe Studio).

    M/S of Alec McGill sitting at the grand piano and Gwen Vaughan standing beside it. They do a bit of patter, where Alec calls Gwen's fashionable tiered evening gown 'a remnant', then insists he knows what a 'gusset' is - "The inside of a duck!".

    Gwen starts to sing 'Nobody Ever Seems To Want Me' (?) in a soprano voice; Alec keeps making asides during her song, then interrupts her completely to ask her a riddle - "Why do old maids always wear cotton gloves?" Gwen says she doesn't know and Alec tells her "Because they don't have any kids!". Gwen carries on with the song, and they get to the end, with Alec singing a line or two and doing some silly arm flapping.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1036.22
    Media URN:
    37008
    Group:
    Pathetones
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    10/08/1931
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:44:20:00 / 01:47:52:00
    Canister:
    PT 072

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