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  • Description

    Full title reads: "The Joker!"

    Quirky item looking at some jokey gadgets demonstrated by "the human box of tricks", Paul Clive.

    Interior, studio set. M/S of a man taking a seat beside Mr. C. Mr. C. hands him a glass of stout. Both men go to take a drink - the man discovers he has invisible lid on his glass preventing him from drinking. C/U of Mr. C. smoking a large cigar. He unscrews the false cigar revealing the real cigarette inside he is smoking.

    C/U of a matchbox that lets out a spark as it opens. M/S of man, Mr. C. sparks lighter that when sparked releases a ball and a squeak. C/U of various sound boxes that squeak and moo, one looks like a pepperpot but makes noise of a baby crying. C/U of a small wireless that whistles as the dial is turned, the dial then springs off completely.

    C/U of Mr. C. putting on monocle and false teeth with beard and moustache attached. The monocle has a tube attached that squirts water. Various shots of Mr. C. playing with monkey glove puppet - he is a ventriloquist and makes monkey sounds.

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    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:15:50:00 / 01:17:36:00
    PT 352
    Sort Number:
    PT 352
  • Appears in...

    Magicians of the past Magic, Magicians and Allied Arts
  • Stills

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

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