• Short Summary

    Excellent Robb Wilton sketch in which he plays a policeman and interrogates a woman over her poisoning of her husband.

  • Description

    Note: Probably filmed in the Pathe studio.

    M/S's of Robb Wilton sitting at a desk dressed in a Policeman's uniform. A very worked up woman enters his office. After much questioning Wilton finally gets the woman to say that she has poisoned her husband. A surprised looking Wilton starts to take down the details of her husband. She describes him as a man who was 4 ft 2", bald, knocked kneed, no teeth, and a wart on his nose, Wilton replies after she has given the description "I think you did the best you could with him !"

    Wilton investigates further and finds out that she has been married a total of three times before and has poisoned all of them. Wilton advises her that she needs to wean herself off it or she might "end up at the Old Bailey." When the lady hers this she gets most upset and pulls a small pistol out, Which Wilton instantly recognises and claims that she was the woman that shot Dan McGrew. He phones the another officer at Woolwich Arsenal to have a 305 bullet sent over. Hearing this the woman promptly shoots Wilton in his backside to which Wilton remarks over the phone "all right never mind I've got one !"

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:16:30:00 / 01:21:12:00
    PT 204

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