American xylophonist in a comic routine filmed at the Scala Theatre in Berlin.
Titles read: 'Now Pathe Pictorial has pleasure in presenting - Fred SANBORN the famous American Xylophonist (Filmed at the Scala, Berlin)'.
At the Scala Theatre we see comedy violinist Fred Sanborn dressed in a funny costume of tight, short trousers and jacket, with a bowler hat, long hair and big eyebrows. He plays a tune on the xylophone while a man stands beside him, holding his music. Some people sit behind them, watching from tables at the back of the stage.
He plays a few notes and the theatre orchestra answers him. He gets one of his sticks caught in the xylophone, then the orchestra frightens him with a big boom. He does some silly business of playing off the end of the xylophone. Mostly L/Ss. The tune is the 'Hungarian Rhapsody'.
Seems to have been filmed during a rehearsal as we don't hear any audience reaction.