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    Ed Morelle. Magic and humour by this mad magician. MUSIC Sobre Ian Olas. Stars & Stripes. Artist's Own Music.

    Probably filmed in Pathe studios, London.

    Ed Morelle walks on looking a bit like Groucho Marx with false moustache and glasses. He pretends to be foreign and gets his words mixed up. He gives his hat in and rolls up his sleeves, he also takes off his cuffs and puts them on a coat hanger. He does various tricks including making handkerchiefs and a candle disappear, as well as picking up a cloth with a magnet.

    A busboy comes on with clock on silver tray, Morelle holds a cloth in front of it and makes it disappear. The boy turns around and it is attached to the back of his jacket. He then does a rope trick, cutting it in half then showing it is still in one piece. He tries to tell us how he did it but the music starts playing so loudly we can't hear.

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    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    04/11/1937
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    42127
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1246.11
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:04:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:12:09:00 / 01:16:59:00
    Canister:
    NSP 84
    Sort Number:
    NSP 084
  • Appears in...

    Categories
    Sport & Leisure Historical Figures & Celebrities Entertainment & Humour
    WorkSpaces
    entertainment Magicians of the past Magicians
  • Stills

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