Short Shots From "The Show's The Thing" 1929

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    Extracts from the Victoria Palace revue "The Show's the Thing" starring Gracie Fields and Archie Pitt (although they don't seem to feature in this extract).

    L/S of a stage set presumably representing a fairground side-show tent. A man stands attempting to attract people to his show. Four chorus girls do a little dance whilst the rest of the cast stand around the girls do lots of twirly high kicks. A low angle shot allows us to see quite a lot of leg as the girls swirl their skirts around and jig about.

    "The Girls "Step out" on their own - "In front of a curtain backdrop, a large number of chorus girls with linked arms do a routine. The conductor visible in front of the stage seems to be a woman.

    Short extract, no shots of Gracie Fields or Archie Pitt (unless he is the fairground tent man and she in the chorus).

    Was originally an item in Eve's Film Review issue number 421.

    Note: flash-frame intertitles.

    Note: Gracie Fields features in an extract used in the Documentary "This Was Yesterday" - it is possible that the shots used were originally part of this story.

    Safety print exists.

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    27/06/1929
    Sound:
    Mute
    Media URN:
    14957
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    874.21
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:01:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:47:56:00 / 01:49:39:00
    Canister:
    EP 093
    Sort Number:
    EP 093
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