Sally Sallies Forth

1928 , London (Other)

Comedy about a young woman who becomes a maid for a day at a garden tea party.

Sally yearns for the better things in life. Her mother takes in washing and asks Sally to return some laundry. En route, Sally peers over the gate of a house. She is spotted by the owner, Mrs Bond-Regent, who has just returned from shopping for her niece's garden party to learn that her maid has left. Sally is dragooned into becoming the maid for the afternoon. The film involves Sally's mishaps. The guests, who are all women, include an artist, a musician, an actress, a dancer, a representative of The Simple Life League, and a woman dressed like a man (whom Sally mistakes for a man). Despite her shortcomings as a maid, the guests all see wonderful potential in Sally and try to teach her their respective arts, but to no avail. After being persuaded to smoke a pipe, Sally flees the party and returns home, eschewing the better thing in life.

Keywords

Femininity; Gender; Performing Artists; Servants; Smoking; Social Class; Women; Women's Filmmaking; Charades; Comedy; Pratfalls; London Amateur Cinematographers' Association

Intertitles

Mrs Bloggs did everyone else’s washing, but had no time for her own. [Mrs Bloggs] Nan Kearns. Sally Sadie Andrews. “Mum, I’m fed up!” “Here - stop that, there’s washing to be took.” Chauffeuse – Frances Lascot. Mrs Bond-Regent had been shopping for her niece’s garden-party. [Mrs Bond-Regent] Margaret Leslie. “The maid’s gone – what are we going to do?” “Here’s our hope.” “Our maid has left us - - will you take her place for to-day?” I must deliver my washing! “I ain’t going to take nuthin’ off.” “Quick - they’re coming!” Miss C.H. Elsea Sylvia Cole. “Miss Else, Auntie, has an artistic eye – and can tell a model a mile off.” “I ain’t meant to be a maid, mum.” “You would make a wonderful model!” [animation: image of a doorbell] Angela Scales. Iris Campbell “This is Angela, Aunty. She’s a lyrist and a great singer.” Angela Scales lover her lyre – nothing else on earth seemed worth while [sic]. “I ain’t meant to be a maid, mum.” “What a wonderful voice! With training it would lift the roof off the Albert Hall.” Flossie Footlight. Nora Pfeil Flossie Footlight arrived in true theatrical style. “I – I – a-aint m-meant to B-B-Boo-Hoo- be a m-maid, I aint, mum!” “It’s no good, mum – I wasn’t never meant to be a maid – I’m going ‘ome.” “That was a beautiful fall – you should go on the stage.” The doorbell wonders if Sally is deaf. Primrose Spring Fancy Larkins Primrose Spring was a simple maiden with a simple nature. “Never wear high heels, my dear – they always let you down.” Claudia Woodby-Mannish Hylda Rogers. What name, Sir? “OH !!!!!!!!!.” There was nothing feminine about Claudia Woodby-Mannish! Music, Dancing, the Simple-Life League, the Decline of Femininity and the Stage were all subjects for busy tongues. “Sally – Bring out the tea.” Tea! – Beer for me, please “Pure water for me.” “Well, prove your theories on Sally.” “Now – just keep quite still.” “You’re hopeless.” [animation: image of symbols] *?@!! - - - ? “I will teach her to dance.” “Ho! – I’ll cure you!” “Not bad.” “Good-bye, Dear Trixy.” “Oh, Lor’, there’s another of ‘em!” Home Sweet Home for me after all Finis

  • Director : Frances Lascot

  • Producer : Frances Lascot

  • Producer : Ivy A. Low

  • Camera : Ivy A. Low

  • Script : Frances Lascot (scenario)

  • Sally Bloggs Sadie Andrews

  • Mrs Bloggs Nan Kearns

  • Chauffeuse Frances Lascot

  • Mrs Bond-Regent Margaret Leslie

  • Miss C.H. Elsea Sylvia Cole

  • Angeles Scales Iris Campbell

  • Flossie Footlight Nora Pfeil

  • Primrose Spring Fancy Larkins

  • Claudia Woodby-Mannish Hylda Rogers

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Sally Sallies Forth

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