Star Item
This video has no sound
  • Description

    Two puppets on strings are made to fence - one wears a skirt or kilt, the other a suit of armour. They are framed within a little puppet theatre setting.

    The Scottish (?) puppet knocks the other down then does a little jig. A maiden in distress sits on a bench. An unsavoury character - possibly supposed to be Indian - threatens the woman with a knife. A puppet in Harlequin outfit comes to her rescue. The villain is scared off - the Harlequin and the damsel have a little dance.

    Through a dissolve the puppeteers are revealed holding the strings. C/U of woman operating one of the puppets. C/U of bearded man operating another. C/U of all three then pan down to the moving puppets. M/S of puppeteer with a collection of puppets hanging up.

    Was an item in Eve's Film Review issue number 499.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    25/12/1930
    Sound:
    Mute
    Media URN:
    16587
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    928.14
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:02:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:31:34:00 / 01:34:05:00
    Canister:
    EP 202
    Sort Number:
    EP 202
  • Appears in...

    Categories
    Sport & Leisure Lifestyle & Culture Entertainment & Humour
    WorkSpaces
    Puppets Turns 1930
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment