• Short Summary

    Harmony singing group The Four Musketeers sing 'Roll Dem Bones' in blackface.

  • Description

    Titles read: "And now for those famous Variety & BBC Masters of Harmony - The Four Musketeers (Mabel Pearl at the Piano.) - in a Southern Interlude 'ROLL DEM 'BONES'".

    Pathe Studio, London.

    Brief shot of harmony singing group The Four Musketeers in white tie and tails in the studio as they start to sing 'Roll Dem Bones'. Mabel Pearl accompanies them at the grand piano.

    Shots of the South of United States of America - swamps, willow trees and African-Americans sitting by a river and fishing.

    Cut to the Four Musketeers on a set dressed to look like a clearing in the 'Deep South'. They are all in blackface and dungarees and are shooting craps (dice). They carry on singing a cappella.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1614.33
    Media URN:
    51692
    Group:
    Pathe sound pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    28/09/1933
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:56:39:00 / 01:59:26:00
    Canister:
    PSP 808

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