• Short Summary

    Illusionist Howard De Courcy does tricks with newspaper and rope to aid the salvage drive.

  • Description

    Animated titles show a ball of newspaper coming out of a magician's hat and unravelling to read: "HOWARD DE COURCY".

    London, probably Pathe Studio.

    Illusionist Howard De Courcy tears a newspaper broadsheet (The Daily Telegraph) into several small squares, telling us to take spare paper to the salvage department. With a flick of his wrist he opens the broadsheet - completely intact!

    He then presents his version of 'The Rope Trick'. A distinguished man with a moustache enters to assist him, and snips through the rope with some scissors. Howard ties the two pieces together, then 'magics' them into one piece of rope again.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1552.01
    Media URN:
    49790
    Group:
    New sound pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:00:00 / 01:02:34:00
    Canister:
    NSP 336

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