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  • Short Summary

    Pierrot puppets are made to dance - we see shots of the operators.

  • Description

    "Marvellous moving miniatures, straight from the Never-Never Land."

    Two pierrot puppets are moved around a puppet stage. They are bashed into each other and stood up again. One of the puppets is made to play the piano. They do a dance, a butterfly joins in. One of the pierrots tries to catch the butterfly to comic effect. Another butterfly turns up and the puppet goes berserk trying to catch it. A snake then bites the puppet, hanging on to the back of it's outfit.

    We then see "The Professor and the Singer" - two other puppets. An elderly male puppet plays the piano. Another puppet sings. "And all the rest of the Little People, galvanised into life by master hands." L/S of the puppet stage with lots of puppets performing. Side view of the stage, camera tilts up to show the operators leaning over the top and pulling the strings. C/U of the operators - strings everywhere. Very low angle looking up towards them. L/S of the puppets - the curtain falls.

    Was item in Eve's Film Review issue 407.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    884.06
    Media URN:
    15058
    Group:
    Eve pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    23/03/1929
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:13:00:00 / 01:15:38:00
    Canister:
    EP 107

Comments (1)

  1. Frisch Marionette says

    Is there any info as to who the puppet troupe is performing these? wonderful.

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