• Short Summary

    Filmed excerpt of a Dick Whittington pantomime at the Garrick Theatre, starring Dorothy Dickson.

  • Description

    (Pathetone main titles.)
    Full titles read: "A panto peep - In which we meet Dick Whittington (Dorothy Dickson) at the Garrick Theatre, London."

    London.

    M/S of Dorothy Dickson, in costume as Dick Whittington, singing a love song to "Alice", played by Jean Adrienne, as part of a pantomime at the Garrick Theatre. Numerous other members of the cast stand onstage watching.

    We then see a little comedy sketch in the show, where a man puts a bucket of fire under a bench. Two other men come along and sit on the bench, leaping up as the fire burns their bottoms. The first man comes skipping past and they get him to sit in the same spot, but get no reaction from him. As he dances off-stage we see he is wearing big white pants with 'Fireproof Asbestos' written across them.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1044.23
    Media URN:
    37102
    Group:
    Pathetones
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    04/01/1932
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:52:08:00 / 01:54:40:00
    Canister:
    PT 093

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    "singing a love song to a girl" - that's the character "Alice", played by Jean Adrienne.

  2. British Pathé says

    Thanks.

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