The Western Brothers sing topical song 'It Was All Hushed Up' - dupe of PT 101.
Full titles read: "Now Pathetone presents The Western Brothers, (Kenneth & George) of Radio, Gramophone & Variety fame - ".
Pathe Studio, London.
Kenneth and George Western (wearing usual evening dress and monocles) sing 'It Was All Hushed Up', a song about the various scandals "whispered in the clubs, mentioned in the restaurants and hiccupped in the pubs".
During the song, various personalities of the era are mentioned, including: Lady Astor, Sophie Tucker, Primo Carnera, Layton and Johnstone, Bernard Shaw, Nellie Wallace, Hoover, The Labour Party, George Lansbury, Maggie Bondfield amongst others.
They also tell a joke about a First World War deserter who leaves the front line and is stopped by an officer. When he learns he has been stopped by a Staff Officer, he replies 'Blimey, have I got as far back as that?'.
This is great - quintessential Western Brothers song and patter!
(Followed by an intertitle trailer (at 01:34:32) for the stories coming next week in Pathetone: 'How to make a hundred break' by Walter Lindrum and the Celebrated International Actor-Baritone Jules Bledsoe.)
Note: the sound on this print is a few frames out of sync.
This is duplicate of item in Pathetone PT 101 - see separate record for details.