Extracts from "The Song of the Sea" featuring A.W. Baskcomb, Mary Leigh and Claude Hulbert.
Excerpts from the musical play "The Song of the Sea" at His Majesty's Theatre in London which features A.W. Baskcomb, Mary Leigh and Claude Hulbert.
L/S of chorus girls wearing floaty dresses and bonnets doing an elegant dance. The girls then do a balletic style dance in different outfits, longish dresses with little bonnets. We see their feet in C/U as they do some refined high kicks in their ballet points. The girls then hold the bottom of their skirts and twirl around, revealing striped linings to their skirts and frilly bloomers! They turn and twist to show the flowing affect of the skirt and their knickers. We see their legs and undies in C/U. (A favourite technique of the Pathe cameramen of the day to give the audience a bit of a thrill!) The girls then flop down on the stage with their legs extended and their bodies bowed over their legs. Like the "Dying Swan."
A.W. Baskcomb, Mary Leigh and Claude Hulbert do a little comedy turn. Mary does some high kicks and attempts to woo one of the men. He looks a bit bemused. C/U of the couple. Someone comes up behind them and interrupts their love making. Mary looks annoyed, she then kisses the newcomer. Her first beau seems to be unaware of the other. They carry on with their canoodling then Mary does a switch so that her first suitor accidentally puts his arm around the other man instead of her. He stands up looking alarmed and outraged. A large piece of the set revolves on stage to change the scene from an interior to an exterior. The chorus mill about and wave at a large stone Pelican!
Was item in Eve's Film Review issue 388.
Safety print only - original decomposed and destroyed.