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    Intertitle reads: "Things are not always what they seem", said Prof. Hunter, as he produced a wineglass from nowhere in particular."

    M/S of a magician moving a handkerchief around for the camera. He lifts the handkerchief to reveal a glass. "Nowhere in particular as he explained it." Magician puts the glass in his inside jacket pocket. He then does the trick again - showing how he takes the glass from his inside pocket as he moves the handkerchief around.

    Second trick. "Can you balance a coin on it's edge on your hand?" C/U of magician placing a coin on the tips of his fingers. The coin mysteriously moves backwards on his hand until it is lying flat. "So easy....!" Magician shows how it is done. A pin is placed behind the coin which supports it as it is slowly allowed to move backwards.

    "A pack of cards can also be dealt with..." C/U of pack of cards balanced on the magicians fist. He twists them around to show how they are balanced - one card is bent around and supports the others. Next a trick using a reel of cotton. The magician mysteriously makes the cotton change from black to white. We are shown that he has another reel of cotton hidden in the other hand.

    Note: The Magic Circle would not be pleased! Flash-frame intertitles.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:09:08:00 / 01:11:40:00
    EP 078
    Sort Number:
    EP 078
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    Sport & Leisure Historical Figures & Celebrities Entertainment & Humour
    Magicians of the past Magic Tricks Trolleri Magicians
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