More Whirls From "Whirled Into Happiness"… 1922

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    "A very whirly dance by Lily St. John, Mai Bacon, Billy Merson, Tom Walls and Austin Melford." Shot missing. "A whirly little dance they blamed on the Moon - " M/S of a stage set. An actor and actress act out a romantic scenario. They dance in a garden setting. High angle shot of them as they dance. "The next scene left a slight impression that Mai Bacon didn't like a very fickle Marquis.." Mai does some very melodramatic acting. She pretends to be fainting away. A smartly dressed man with a monacle tries to hold her up, she slaps him. A man in army uniform laughs then runs out of the room. Mai grabs the man's monacle then tears off his bow tie and throws it on the ground. She pulls his hair and hits him with a powder puff. She sprays him with a soda siphon. She fills his top hat with soda water.

    "Still, between you and the next one, they're really all good friends - - " C/U of the whole cast. They pose and laugh. "Sorry, Clarence, they've no vacancies...!" Three men sit on the grass in the garden scene whilst the two girls dance around them. The men do "head over heels" as the girls whirl around them. "And Tom got a lot more whirly when Billy handled a razor." Tom and Billy perform a barber's sketch. Tom smokes a cigar whilst Billy puts shaving foam all over his face. He then shaves him - Tom looks afraid. Tom writhes around in the barber's chair as he is shaved. Billy is rather rough as he cleans all the foam from Tom's face. They have a little scrap.

    Was an Eve's Film Review item in issue 55.

    Note: "Whirled Into Happiness" was a big musical production at the Lyric Theatre which ran for 246 performances.

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    22/06/1922
    Sound:
    Mute
    Media URN:
    36567
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    996.23
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:05:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:53:40:00 / 01:58:56:00
    Canister:
    EP 288
    Sort Number:
    EP 288
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