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    The Song of the Drum was the "new Drury Lane Spectacle" showing in London.

    Introductory intertitle reads: "Whirling dancers, swarthy figures - the medley and motley of the East..." L/S of the chorus dancing around stage then M/S of musicians in groovy hats and outfits. L/S of the stage with chorus dancing then closer view of some of the dancers. The outfits are Eastern in flavour - possibly representing gypsies or similar.

    "And as a dainty contrast - the spectacular fan ballet -" High angle shot of a more civilised dance - women wear evening gowns and swirl around the stage carrying large fans. The dance carries on for some time, the women making patterns with the feathered fans. The dance ends with the women kneeling down and lowering their fans.

    Was an item in Eve's Film Review issue 504.

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    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    29/01/1931
    Sound:
    Mute
    Media URN:
    16658
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    934.14
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:03:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:28:26:00 / 01:31:27:00
    Canister:
    EP 205
    Sort Number:
    EP 205
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    Categories
    Lifestyle & Culture
    WorkSpaces
    London On Film: East End Theatre - 1930s and 1940s
  • Stills

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

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