• Short Summary

    Illusionist, Jasper Maskelyne, delivers comic monologue whilst swallowing razor blades.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Pathetone now has pleasure in presenting. The Famous Illusionist. Jasper Maskelyne in one of his mystifying specialities".

    Pathe Studios, London.

    Various shots of dapper looking Maskelyne on stage set. He delivers a comic monologue whilst performing trick. He picks up a razor blade and, to prove it is sharp, cuts some paper with it. He then proceeds to chew and swallow a box of blades on at a time. He then takes a length of string and swallows it like spaghetti. He then pulls string out of mouth with razor blades tied to it - magic?!

    Note: according to old record music is 'March of the Little Soldiers' and 'Merry Go Round' - De Wolfe.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1150.19
    Media URN:
    39890
    Group:
    Pathetones
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    26/04/1937
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:37:24:00 / 01:40:49:00
    Canister:
    PT 370

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    Jasper Maskelyne went on to play a vital role in WWII, using his illusions and camouflaging tricks to deceive German bombers. More information on that here......

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jasper_Mas
    kelyne

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