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    Titles read: "Pathetone presents - Another Popular Variety Star - JOE TERMINI - The Somnolent Melodist".

    London, probably Pathe Studio.

    Various shots of comedian Joe Termini playing his violin - after a few notes his shirt vest snaps up and hits him in the face, then he hits himself in the face with the violin. He manages to play a jaunty tune, sometimes moving the violin over the bow instead of the other way around. He also plucks the strings and flips the instrument over and over. It's very funny!

    We then see Joe playing a very fast tune on a banjo. He is interrupted by a long drum break, which has him looking all around and under his chair to see where the sound is coming from. He tries to compete with the drums, then gives up. He then plays a slower number - it sounds like the 'St Louis Blues'.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:33:42:00 / 01:36:00:00
    PT 487
    Sort Number:
    PT 487
  • Appears in...

    eccentrics odd musical instruments WW2 entertainment Turns 1939 Mr. Handys Blues Classic Banjo
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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