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  • Short Summary

    Revue extracts - an Adam and Eve sketch and Nelson Keys impersonating the more famous Nelson.

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    "If statues came to life - what would they do? Nelson (Keys) visualises one - " The character actor Nelson Keys walks down a stepladder onto a stage set dressed as Nelson (the more famous historical figure). The chorus stand and watch. Nelson comes to the front of the stage. M/S of Nelson walking towards a painting - this is a painting that comes to life - a woman poses then suddenly comes to life and steps out of the picture frame. They kiss.

    "That apple! Eve, (Irene Russell), is tempted and falls - (some apples, too!) - " M/S of a couple dressed as Adam and Eve on a stage set representing the Garden of Eden. Eve stretches up and grabs an apple. It is a large model apple, it opens up and there is a frock inside! She takes down another apple, hands it to Adam. He opens it up and there is a suit of clothes, a pair of shoes and a top hat inside. Cut to Adam and Eve in their finery. They cross the stage and do a dainty dance. Eve beckons Adam towards her as she dances backwards into the wings - he follows. "About turn! 'bout turn! - 'bout turn! - 'bout turn! - The Guards Officer (Nelson Keys) gets rather flummuxed - " High angle shot of the chorus girls dressed as Grenadiers with big bearskin busby hats. They do a marching drill.

    Was an Eve's Film Review item.

    Note: The Curates Egg was a musical revue staged at the Ambassador's Theatre by Arthur Wimperis.

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    Film ID:
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    Eve pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:50:45:00 / 01:53:33:00
    EP 288

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