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    Titles read: "Now Pathetone has pleasure in presenting - Another famous Comedy Team - THE THREE LOOSE SCREWS".

    London, probably Pathe Studio.

    M/S of two men in identical suits and hats doing a soft shoe shuffle; another man runs onto the stage and into the dancers, sending them flying into somersaults. They then do a lot of silly business, mostly involving the swarthy one in the middle (he looks a little like Peter Lawford) saying dopey things and the other two throwing their hats at him.

    The swarthy one then does a little tap / acrobatic dance on his own, going into a head spin at the end. The other three come back to join him in dancing a little finale.

    Note: One of the men talks in an American accent - not sure if it is genuine. Lots of English acts spoke in cod-US-style at this time.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:36:30:00 / 01:39:25:00
    PT 292
    Sort Number:
    PT 292
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Comments (1)

  1. TheThreeLooseScrews says

    The Three Loose Screws are Harold Childs (the acrobatic dancer), (Jack?) Farr and Hugh French.

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