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    Pathe Studio?

    Full title reads: "Now Pathe Pictorial presents Stanelli the famous Fiddle Fanatic (of Command Performance fame, etc.) in a duo-novelty."

    Stanelli performs a little comic monologue and pretends his pianist is invisible. This leads to some comic business where Stanelli asks his imaginary pianist questions and a "ghost piano" plays responses. For example, when Stanelli asks who the pianist was out with the night before, the piano "plays" a phrase from "Sally".

    Stanelli brings a young woman on screen. Enid Darnley (?) - hard to distinguish her name and not listed in paperwork. He invites Enid to sing but she says she can't sing but can tell a story. She begins telling a joke about a commercial traveller. Stanelli decides it is too blue and throws her off stage.

    Stanelli eventually plays the violin. He is accompanied by the "ghost piano". The tune he plays may be "The Night When Love Was Born".

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    13/07/1933
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    51632
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1612.02
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:03:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:01:31:00 / 01:05:02:00
    Canister:
    PSP 797
    Sort Number:
    PSP 797
  • Appears in...

    Categories
    Sport & Leisure Fashion & Music Historical Figures & Celebrities Entertainment & Humour
    WorkSpaces
    Turns 1933
  • Stills

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

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