• Short Summary

    Lupino Lane as Napoleon and Beatrice Lillie as Josephine in a funny sketch from the Savoy Theatre revue 'Please'.

  • Description

    Titles read: "Now Andre Charlot presents - A topical glance at Beatrice Lillie and Lupino Lane (filmed at the Savoy Theatre, London)".

    London.

    M/S of Andre Charlot (?) coming out from behind the theatre curtain of the Savoy Theatre. He introduces Lupino Lane and Beatrice Lillie as Napoleon and Josephine in a sketch from the revue 'Please', currently showing at the theatre.

    Various shots of Beatrice and Lupino going through the sketch, where Napoleon asks Josephine to write to the senate, giving up her throne. The words are serious, but the pair do a lot of slapstick business as they speak - it's very funny. At the end of the scene Josephine instructs Napoleon to come to her apartment as usual; he answers "Not tonight, Josephine" and she throws a custard pie in his face!

    Note: not filmed before an audience.

    Duplicate exists in Turns Can 5 - see separate record for details.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1092.31
    Media URN:
    37689
    Group:
    Pathetones
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    01/01/1934
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:04:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:53:59:00 / 01:58:23:00
    Canister:
    PT 197

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