• Short Summary

    Stanelli does some comic business with Enid Darnley then plays the violin.

  • Description

    Pathe Studio?

    Full title reads: "Now Pathe Pictorial presents Stanelli the famous Fiddle Fanatic (of Command Performance fame, etc.) in a duo-novelty."

    Stanelli performs a little comic monologue and pretends his pianist is invisible. This leads to some comic business where Stanelli asks his imaginary pianist questions and a "ghost piano" plays responses. For example, when Stanelli asks who the pianist was out with the night before, the piano "plays" a phrase from "Sally".

    Stanelli brings a young woman on screen. Enid Darnley (?) - hard to distinguish her name and not listed in paperwork. He invites Enid to sing but she says she can't sing but can tell a story. She begins telling a joke about a commercial traveller. Stanelli decides it is too blue and throws her off stage.

    Stanelli eventually plays the violin. He is accompanied by the "ghost piano". The tune he plays may be "The Night When Love Was Born".

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1612.02
    Media URN:
    51632
    Group:
    Pathe sound pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    13/07/1933
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:01:31:00 / 01:05:02:00
    Canister:
    PSP 797

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