Acts from the Piccadilly cabaret including the hilarious Hank the Mule and Hal Sherman.
THIS DIGIBETA VERSION HAS BEEN MADE FROM THE PRINT - VERSION ON TAPE *PM0852* WILL PROBABLY BE BETTER QUALITY AS TAKEN FROM THE NEGATIVE.
The Piccadilly Cabaret at the Piccadilly Hotel in London.
The Don Parker band plays. We see the dancers glide around the dance floor with a film light clearly visible in the foreground. Chorus girls do a routine involving high kicks and twirls. Barrie Oliver and Doreen Read sing and dance in front of the band. Barrie does a fast tap dance by himself. Intertitle reads: "Just at this moment we nearly lost our Cameramen, for four other dancers appeared and sang "I want a lonely Romeo!". The girls do a high kick routine. "Hank" the Mule (a kind of pantomime horse) appears, climbs on a table and nibbles at Mr C.B. Cochran. He walks around the stage, pretends to slip over, walks over a woman, then sits on her. (This is strangely amusing!). Hal Sherman (a short fellow) does a funny rubber legged dance. He pretends to be out of control of his feet. We see his dancing in slow motion. He does lots of india rubber type movements.
All the costumes for this cabaret were designed by Dolly Tree.
Was originally an item in Eve's Film Review issue number 246.
Safety print exists - show print. Probably to be found in the "Frocks, Frolics and Follies" roll.