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    Comedian Johnny Riscoe does a routine demonstrating how men and women sew on buttons.

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    RISCOE, JOHNNY. That popular eccentric comedian. MUSIC Penguin, Ewing, Cramer.

    Probably filmed at Pathe studios, London.

    M/S of Johnny stood in front of a park bench, he is wearing a hat which is too small for him and has a drawn on moustache. He pretends to be foreign and keeps getting his words mixed up. He then does a silent routine demonstrating the different approaches men and women have to sewing a button on. He starts with the woman who threads the needle expertly and sews away whilst gossiping to her friend.

    Then he shows how a man sews. He unravels all the cotton before breaking it over his knee. He sticks the end in his mouth several times before trying unsuccessfully to thread the needle whilst sticking his tongue out a lot with concentration. He drops the thread then tries again this time turning the needle the right way up. He manages to thread it and wraps it around several time before pricking his finger. The thread gets stuck and he bangs it on the ground. He sews the button on with a great deal of difficulty and walks off before realising it has fallen onto the ground. He picks it up then throws it on the floor again in anger.

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    New sound pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:02:43:00 / 01:05:21:00
    NSP 83

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