• Short Summary

    A look at what amuses people at different ages.

  • Description

    No title - Laughter.

    Probably filmed at Pathe studios, London.

    M/S of a man dressed as a judge telling a joke, a barrister laughs. The prisoner answers the joke but gets told to be quiet. Various shots of people frowning. M/S as a man puts his hat on the back of a chair but someone moves it so he sits on it. He doesn't look very pleased when he puts it on. Various shots showing what amuses people at different ages, for example a girl of 21 laughs at the idea of not getting married.

    At 40 the humour of Dickens, Ronald Frankau, Cyril Fletcher and Jack Warner appeals, we see C/U's of the three comedians. M/S of a joke book then a diagram showing the classifications of jokes, for example marriage and commercial travellers. M/S of Hermann Goering standing on a balcony smiling. Various shots of people carrying parts of a wrecked aeroplane and dropping them next to others.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    New sound pictorials
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:48:38:00 / 01:50:04:00
    NSP 262

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