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    Extracts from a stage show featuring Madge Elliott, Cyril Richard, Laddie Cliff, Stanley Lupino etc.

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    No title. According to paper records this story features extracts from a stage show called "Love" (or it could be "Love Lies" - see story called "Walking It!")

    L/S of stage set with large number of the chorus dancing. They form a kind of human seesaw and two of the cast are lifted up and down into the air, then tipped from side to side. Perhaps this is to represent the movement of a boat? The chorus then do a kind of "hornpipe" dance. "Twinkling dancing feet and Madge Elliott and Cyril Ritchard's whirling grace" are featured next. A couple perform a dance which incorporates spins and throws, Cyril dancing on a sofa and Madge falling off a table.

    "But, hist! Here cometh the rivals - Laddie Cliff and Stanley Lupino." The two men run on stage in a Tango dancing hold. They do a comedy skit on the dance we have just seen, throwing each other around and dancing on the settee. One falls off the table on top of the other.

    "Stanley Lupino just can't help joining Laddie Cliff and Connie Emerald in a little lovemaking" C/U of Stanley using a stick type telephone. Laddie and Connie embrace. Stanley pulls funny faces then walks around looking sheepish and embarrassed as the other two continue to throw their arms around each other. Stanley tries to chat up a dressmaker's dummy which stands at the edge of the stage. He moves its head about, whispers in its ear and kisses it. He then slaps his own face with one of the dummy's arms. Funny!

    He moves the other arm so that it points to the door. He leaves, bumping into the French Doors in a piece of slapstick business.

    Was originally an item in Eve's Film Review issue number 410.

    Note: Cyril Richard for search purposes.

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    01:54:18:00 / 01:57:06:00
    EP 108

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  1. Unknown user says

    "stage show called "Love" (or it could be "Love Lies")" - the production was called "Love Lies" - see attached photo of the original theatre billing here......

    Note that this may also require a change to the title.

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