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    Excerpts from the new Musical Comedy at the Piccadilly Theatre in London: "Here Comes the Bride."

    A line of chorus girls playing tambourines dance across the stage as the item title is superimposed over the image. Low angle shot of the girls legs as they do high kicks. They dance off stage. Jean Colin and Clifford Mollison do a dainty dance involving a tap dance routine and some high kicks. Two men dressed as doormen open up doors on the stage set and several couples are "introduced". The women all wear ornate and glamorous frocks and fur trimmed coats, the men wear top hats and tails. Jean and Clifford perform a comedy routine involving an argument. They are dressed in night clothes - he wars a dressing gown and she a kimono affair. At one stage in the argument she throws up her arms and the kimono falls off. They argue and do a little dance. He points to something up high, she looks up and he steals a kiss. She takes a swipe at him and he ducks. She then sits on the floor pretending to cry.

    "Edmund Gwenn tries (unsuccessfully) to regain a pearl necklace, which Maria Minetti has gently "lifted" from him and hidden in her stocking - " M/S of a couple canoodling on a park bench. They flirt and behave coquettishly. Their antics are pretty over the top and amusing. She then makes a big show of getting into a sulk. Edmund grabs her leg and she tries to fight him off. He then discovers the necklace tucked into her stocking and pulls it out. He jumps up when another couple approach. He grabs Maria's leg and puts her foot in his trouser pocket! She jumps around trying to keep her balance. She manages to get hold of the necklace again and puts it around her neck.

    Was an item in Eve's Film Review issue number 458.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:38:15:00 / 01:42:12:00
    EP 184
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    EP 184
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    Fashion & Music Historical Figures & Celebrities Entertainment & Humour
    High kicks in 1931 1930s London Turns 1930 Theatre - 1930s and 1940s
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Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    1st line of the 3rd paragraph, Maria Minetti IS the correct spelling.

    On the final line of the shots list, "Edmund Owenn" should read Edmund Gwenn.

  2. British Pathé says

    Appreciate the corrections. Thanks.

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