• Short Summary

    Great illustration of how sound effects are created for a radio play.

  • Description

    United States of America. Introductory intertitle reads: "Come behind the scenes of an American Broadcasting Station, and see (and hear) what really does happen."

    High angle shot of a group of people in a recording studio. They are holding scripts and making noises of sound effects. C/U of a woman holding a pillow to her face and making the noise of a baby crying. M/S of a man operating a device which makes the sound of a storm brewing - an excellent contraption! Sound of a telephone ringing, door opening and closing.

    There is a comedy American voiceover throughout and the actors put on funny voices and make jokes. This results in a manic, melodramatic view of the clichés of a radio play. It is a pastiche of a serious romantic drama where lots of unrelated and unpredictable things happen.

    Great C/U of three of the performers, one of the men makes the sound of horses hooves on the ground and a horse whinnying. They stand in front of a "N.B.C." microphone (National Broadcasting Corporation).

    Other sound effects produced include a train whistle and sound of train on a track, a fight, gunshot, a baby laughing and a roof being blown off a house.

    Simon Pettigrew seems to be the name of one of the characters.

    Note: documentation currently missing for this issue of Pathe Sound Pictorial.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe sound pictorials
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:05:33:00 / 01:07:38:00
    PSP 723

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