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  • Short Summary

    Slapstick entertainers "the Hughes family" perform their cycling routine.

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    "Meet the Hughes family - give them a cycle and they'll go for hours." L/S of two adults and a young boy cycling around a ring - probably in the Pathe Studio. They perform various stunts on their bicycles including cycling on one wheel. The boy rides a tiny bicycle. The woman rides her bike and bounces a balloon on a stick at the same time. She attempts to pass it to her husband but it goes a bit wrong. They try again and this time he gets it OK. He then bounces it. He bounces it at the young son who does a comedy fall - pretending to have been knocked over by it.

    Funny business ensues with the mother and father pretending to fight whilst still riding their bicycles. The woman pushes her husband over - one of the sons cushions his fall. "If you want to brighten up that party at home - just try this little game - (but see your Insurance Agent first)." As the woman bounces the ball on a stick as she is cycling along, the husband grabs her skirt - flashing off her knickers.

    Was an item in Eve's Film Review issue number 606.

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    Eve pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Black & White
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    01:34:03:00 / 01:36:35:00
    EP 253

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  1. Unknown user says

    IGreat to see my family doing their act on the screne the lad going around on the small bike is my father and the lad standing in the background is his brother. As a kid I remember all the props bikes etc in the shed at the end of the garden

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