• Short Summary

    Item about riddles and bad jokes, with cartoons by Joe Noble.

  • Description

    Part of issue ON YOUR TOES.

    Pathe Studios, London.

    M/S of old fashioned comedian in music hall. He tells old joke about chicken crossing the road and gets pelted with rotten vegetables.

    Various cartoons of different (very silly) riddles: "What's the difference between two elephants sitting on a bun and a riddle? Answer is one's a conundrum and the other's a bun-under-'em" and "What did Lloyd George say in 1843? Nothing he wasn't born yet". Cartoon of soldier peeling potatoes with riddle written above it: "What has eyes but cannot see?"

    Intertitle: "What sound is this?" C/U of man pouring soda into a glass.

    Intertitle: "What goes 99 plonk, 99 plonk?". Cartoon of centipede with wooden leg.

    Animation of soldier saying something rude to a lady, the lady blushes. Various C/Us lines from book Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens. M/S of actor dressed as "man in iron mask" sitting in shadows.

    Cartoonist is probably Joe Noble.

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    Film ID:
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    New sound pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:17:29:00 / 01:19:13:00
    NSP 372

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