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    Excerpts from the show "The Millionaire Kid" - the new "Gaiety" musical play in London.

    "Steps and steppers - fast and frequent." M/S of line of chorus girls dancing across the stage arm in arm. A soloist dances in front of them, lots of high kicks. "Not forgetting Barry Lupino's own brand!" Barry does an impersonation of the preceding dance - a comedy routine involving him falling over a lot then jumping through a window.

    "And Cyril Ritchard and Madge Elliot join in the dance." A graceful dance is performed. "What would you do if you were a waiter (Barry Lupino) and found a customer (Wyn Weaver) making love to your best girl (Gilly Flower) - ?" A dramatic scene takes place at a restaurant table. Barry Lupino does lots of funny business with the knives and forks - he wears a comedy beard. He throws food on the plates and crawls around on the floor. The two lovers embrace across the table. They then stand up and kiss - a passionate embrace.

    "And your best friend (Laddie Cliff) came to the rescue too late?" Laddie comes on playing a drunk. He hits his friend on the head with a bottle. His friend then places a custard pie firmly on his cheek. C/U of Barry laughing. C/U of Laddie peeling the custard pie from his face. Good bit of slapstick. Laddie looks wide eyed at Barry.

    Was an item in Eve's Film Review issue number 523.

    Safety print exists.

    Note: for search purposes Cyril Richard.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:52:31:00 / 01:55:40:00
    EP 214
    Sort Number:
    EP 243
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    Lifestyle & Culture
    1930s London Theatre - 1930s and 1940s
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