Clyde

1931 , Barnet (Greater London)

A talking dog creates a stir in a high society household.

Amateur filmmaker, cinema historian and railway engineer H.A.V. Bulleid employs dry wit and sharp satire in this loose adaptation of the 'Saki' (aka Hector Hugo Munro) short story, 'Tobermory'. When Lord Bink - 'an extremely clever scientist' - creates a concoction which gives Clyde the Dog the gift of human speech, he gets a little more than he bargained for, as the dry wit and scathing tongue of Clyde wreaks havoc in the genteel world of Mrs Gatty's garden.

Featured Buildings

Wood House, Hadley Common, Hertfordshire

Keywords

Dogs; Scientists; Talking animals

Intertitles

Mrs Gatty did not like scandal in any form. "-- got a divorce because her husband kicked her dog." "One day scandal will find you out." Lord Bink was an extremely clever scientist. Joke B.9702. To give a dog human speech. "Thanks, Bink old man." "Be careful what you say." "Sez you." "Drat that CAT." "STOP THAT." "Fetch me some milk." "Let us have no more of this noise." "I am not at home to interwiewers." [sic] In the sinister hours of dusk. "I represent the Sunday Scandalsheet--" "-I want to see your 100% talkie dog." "I hear Bink was trying to make the dog talk." "Poor Clyde." "Why, here IS Clyde." "Here's my little Tootles." "TOOTLES--?" "Clyde, woman, CLYDE." "Where did I see you last night--?" BUSINESS "Your wife has left you." "Pick it up yourself." "I will see Bink about this --" [Note:] Wait till I publish my autobiography. Clyde. The End.

Background Information

The credit 'Apologies to H.H. Munro. Saki.' implies that the film was loosely based on the 'Saki' (aka Hector Hugo Munro) short story, 'Tobermory' - first published in the short story collection 'The Chronicles of Clovis' - in which a professor at a large, upper-class country gathering demonstrates his theories by teaching a cat to talk, much to the outrage of those in attendance.

  • Lord Bink Elmer Quane (aka H.A.V. Bulleid)

  • Clyde Clovis Bige

  • Mrs Gatty Marjorie Bulleid

  • J. Hollingsworth

  • Michael Bulleid

  • Hugh Bulleid

  • F. Vanderkelen

Manifestations

Clyde

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    INV322401
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    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    MP4 H264 digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:12:34
    Modification Date
    23/10/2011
    Parts
    Reference
    732484
  • Barcode
    INV352046
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    MP4 H264 digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:12:34
    Modification Date
    23/10/2011
    Parts
    Reference
    732482
  • Barcode
    INV391844
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    MP4 H264 digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:12:34
    Modification Date
    23/10/2011
    Parts
    Reference
    732481
  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV376745
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    DV digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:06:02
    Modification Date
    10/05/2011
    Parts
    Reference
    710610
  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV469265
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    master digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:04:30
    Modification Date
    11/04/2011
    Parts
    Reference
    705874
  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV272112
    Canonical Identifier
    2009/59
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Details
    Carrier Type
    9.5mm film
    Colour Type
    colour+bw
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:10:00
    Has Image
    Y
    Has Sound
    N
    Identifier
    Image Polarity
    pos
    Modification Date
    18/11/2009
    Parts
    Reference
    680929
    Sound
    silent

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