• Short Summary

    Comic Ken Dodd judges Guy competition on bonfire night in Manchester.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Best Guys get prize".


    C/U kids adding final touches to Guy Fawkes doll. Various shots girls and boys arriving at Apollo Theatre carrying their Guys, some push them along in dolls' prams. M/S two boys pushing pram with Guy up street, irate trouserless father runs up and stops them. He retrieves his trousers from the Guy.

    L/S crowd of kids outside cinema. M/S banner: "Pathe News is Here" with Guy in foreground. C/U kid putting hat on Guy. C/U girl brushing Guy's straw hair. Various C/Us Guys. Panning M/S follows comedian Ken Dodd as he inspects row of guys (he is judging the competition). C/U of Guy with bandages for face, pan down to sign: "The Invisible Guy". C/U other judge, David Ensor. Zoom in on Guy's face. M/S judges looking at Guy, the doll jumps up - it's actually the trouserless father! He runs off followed by crowd of kids. C/U small girls laughing and pointing.

    More shots dolls being judged. C/U Ken Dodd pulling faces. C/U Guy, pan down to signs: "Guy Super Mac" and "You've never had it so good" , plus picture of Houses of Parliament. C/U Ken Dodd making his hair stand on end. C/U small girls giggling. C/U winners being presented with box of fireworks. C/U small girl with plaster on her nose. C/U competition winners posing with their Guy and Ken Dodd.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:27:48:00 / 01:29:05:00

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment