• Short Summary

    A scene from the comic play "Crime on the Hill".

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Now 'Pathe Pictorial' presents a topical peep at 'Crime on the Hill' at the Shaftesbury Theatre, London."

    Introductory intertitle reads: "The Coroner (Sir Nigel Playfair), investigating the movements of young Anthony Field, has a few words with a witness (Drusilla Wills). (The Barrister... Basil Foster)."

    Courtroom scene is acted out. Drusilla Wills plays a shrewish, upwardly mobile woman who is called to the stand. She has ideas above her station. She contradicts the judge who refers to her "lodgers", she insists that they are referred to as "paying guests". She used to be a music hall performer.

    "Crime on the Hill" was obviously a comedy.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1608.17
    Media URN:
    51584
    Group:
    Pathe sound pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    11/05/1933
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:31:13:00 / 01:34:53:00
    Canister:
    PSP 788

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