• Short Summary

    Actors and dancers in rehearsals for pantomime "Aladdin" at Adelphi Theatre.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Pantomime Rehearsal".

    Adelphi Theatre, London.

    Various shots of showgirls / dancers rehearsing on stage. C/U of producer, Bob Nesbitt. M/S of actor Arthur Riscoe (who plays Widow Twankey in production of "Aladdin") singing along to piano. Arthur has his arm around a blonde women, he leans over pianist's shoulder to read the music. He is singing a song about a "whatnot". Bob enters calling Arthur's name.

    Various shots of the showgirls rehearsing their tap dancing and ballet routines. The girls do not wear their costumes - just simple blouses or tunics. The blonde woman (choreographer?) paces in front of them giving instructions.

    M/S of three actors rehearsing on stage. They are Jean Colin (the Princess), Edwin Styles (Abanazar) and Elsie Randolph (Aladdin). They are practising a scene where evil Abanazar has kidnapped the Princess.

    Note: mute neg. finishes few seconds before track does. AH 2001.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    947.12
    Media URN:
    15846
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    16/12/1937
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:10:31:00 / 01:11:52:00
    Canister:
    37/100

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