• Short Summary

    Noni the clown provides entertainment with the help of his partner Barry.

  • Description

    Note: Probably filmed in the Pathe studio.

    L/S of a man standing next to a piano playing a violin. Noni the clown walks onto the set wearing baggy trouser and scruffy coat he carries a very large stringed instrument case, he open it up and pull out a very small fiddle. He sits on the back of a chair and starts to play briefly. The smartly dressed gentleman (Noni refers to him as Barry ) congratulates him on his performance and then asks him whether he can play the piano as he would like to play with him. Barry convinces Noni and also tells him to change his clothes and wear something smarter. Noni walks off stage and comes back in a dinner suit with enormous lapels.

    M/S's of Noni playing the piano briefly before he falls off his chair. He gets back on his feet again and then argues with Barry who says he must take his hat before he starts to play. He eventually takes his hat to reveal a rather egg shaped head ! Several shots of Barry playing the clarinet with Noni on piano. At the end Noni jumps to his feet and kisses a reluctant Barry.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1264.16
    Media URN:
    42475
    Group:
    New sound pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    10/11/1938
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:04:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:27:21:00 / 01:31:25:00
    Canister:
    NSP 137

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