• Short Summary

    Quirky story featuring a man who can impersonate aircraft and animals.

  • Description

    Count Cutelli treats us to some animal impersonations.

    Introductory intertitle reads: "Introducing Count Cutelli, whose imitative efforts only begin with a multi-motored aeroplane." C/U of the Count who has his hands placed over his mouth in order to make a whirring sound in impression of an aircraft.

    "His 'lion' is very realistic, but 'you can't deceive dem lions." The count stands in front of a lion's cage with a megaphone and torments the lions with his impersonations. One of the lions gets angry and roars at the Count from the cage. C/U of the Count roaring at the lion and the lion roaring back - a rather odd sight! C/U of the Count from the lion's point of view.

    "A family party." The count sits by a water pump with a collection of farmyard animals. He is making the clucking sound of a chicken - he directs this towards a chicken he is holding in his lap. He then changes it to the sound of a rooster. The chicken jumps off his lap and walks off. The Count then does his goat impression followed by a donkey and another chicken rendition.

    "An elephant makes a noise in inverse ration to its size." The Count is seen in a garden, an elephant is led in by a zoo keeper. The elephant has a drink of water whilst the Count does his impersonations of an elephant.

    "Parrot-like" - the Count talks to two parrots and impersonates their cries and imitations of human speech.

    Note: perforation damage to part of this story - the elephant section.

    This is a bit of a mad story - the Count seems a bit nuts! He is probably French or Italian.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe sound pictorials
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:49:37:00 / 01:52:05:00
    PSP 750

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