This video has no sound
  • Short Summary

    Various unusual people - presumably character actors in Hollywood.

  • Description

    "The big film districts are full of queer folk whose faces (or figures) are their fortunes." Panning shot of a line of freakish people including a midget, a fat boy, an old woman, a man with a large beard, an obese woman and a man who looks like Abraham Lincoln.

    "When Eve desires the Cave-man stuff - here it is - " C/U of big strong man type with a starlet making eyes at him. He kisses her hand and then grabs her for a big smooch. "The witch's warning, too, is always there" C/U of a witchy woman speaking to camera (no sound). She makes faces - doing some character acting.

    "Comedy and drama, as you wish - " The obese woman talks to the Abraham Lincoln look-alike. They move off to reveal the midget has been sitting unseen behind the woman all along. He picks up his suitcase and walks off. C/U of the midget (or dwarf) who takes his hat off then climbs down off a table that he has been standing on. "And "Cats" too, exactly right - !" C/U of two bitter looking women talking to each other. They look like they are having a good gossip. L/S reveals that one of the women is very tall, the other is standing on a bench to make her the same height.

    Was an item in Eve's Film Review issue number 601.

    Note: see "Picture Curiosities" from which this material has been lifted and retitled I think.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    970.08
    Media URN:
    17537
    Group:
    Eve pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    08/12/1932
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:17:08:00 / 01:19:18:00
    Canister:
    EP 250

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    "They move off to reveal the midget" - this is Angelo Rossitto, who became one of Hollywood's most successful dwarf actors. Amongst his credits are Tod Browning's "Freaks" and, in 1985, "Mad Max 3", with Mel Gibson.

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment