• Short Summary

    Jokey item shows clips from several stories running with the wrong soundtrack.

  • Description

    Clips from Pathe stories are shown with the wrong soundtrack.

    Full titles read: "The right sound but the wrong picture. Editor's Note. In preparing pictures for the screen, mistakes occasionally occur in the privacy of the projection room, which are sometimes startling (and amusing). For instance, on the opening of Uncle Sam's Congress, the sound was right, but the picture was wrong - or was it?"

    On the soundtrack we hear a man introducing the opening of the 64th Congress of the United States of America, while the visuals show hundreds of horses in a corral.

    Intertitle reads: "Sorry, that wasn't quite right, but lets have Judge Lindsay on the "Double Morality Standard" and please don't get the sound on backward!"
    M/S of Judge Lindsay sitting at a desk, making a speech. The soundtrack is (intentionally) running backwards. We then see the sequence again, with the sound running correctly.

    Next we see at tracking shot moving along a line of girls in a Miss America beauty contest while the soundtrack describes a ship being launched. Intertitle asks for the right piece of soundtrack for the item and we hear Miss America 1930 making a short speech, while the visuals show a big pig feeding at a trough.

    (Followed by Pathetone end titles.)

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:26:48:00 / 01:28:40:00
    PT 127

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