• Short Summary

    American xylophonist in a comic routine filmed at the Scala Theatre in Berlin.

  • Description

    Titles read: 'Now Pathe Pictorial has pleasure in presenting - Fred SANBORN the famous American Xylophonist (Filmed at the Scala, Berlin)'.

    Berlin, Germany.

    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.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1654.15
    Media URN:
    52284
    Group:
    Pathe sound pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    26/12/1935
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:28:30:00 / 01:30:25:00
    Canister:
    PSP 925

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