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    Tonbridge, Kent.

    M/S car coming to halt on muddy drive. Psychic and magician, the Great Marlo, another man and a young women get out of car. Marlo and the man lift a large box from car boot. M/S of two men carrying box past small crowd in woodland glade. They place the box in front of large hole.

    Good shot of Pathe Pictorial camera being set up on top of car by cameraman. Several good shots of sound man setting up equipment inside car. Marlo lifts the girl into the box. The sound engineer takes microphone on cable and hands it to girl. The box lid is shut and the box is lowered into hole. Two men bury box, shovelling earth over the top of it.

    M/S of Marlo pointing to random line in book, the crowd surround him. More shots box being buried. Marlo is seen speaking at microphone, he then makes a series of theatrical expressions to show he is concentrating. Natural sound: we hear the voice of the buried girl, she quote the line from book Marlo has pointed to. Various shots people around car listening on headphones, sound engineer looks amazed.

    Various shots men digging up box. The box is opened, the girl is almost unconscious (this could be act for camera). Marlo lifts her from box and they pose for the camera.

    Girl is in fact Marlo's "adopted daughter", Georgette.

    Note: newspaper article and promotional flyer on file.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:19:49:00 / 01:22:23:00
    NP 433
    Sort Number:
    NP 433
  • Appears in...

    Historical Figures & Celebrities Entertainment & Humour
    Magicians of the past mentalists Etholiad Magicians
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