• Short Summary

    The Four Musketeers sing 'Ezekiel Saw De Wheel' in blackface.

  • Description

    Titles read: "Music of human lives... sometimes of suffering, often of joy... the Negro Spirituals have been handed down from generation to generation, until the origin of many has been lost. NOW Pathe Pictorial presents - The famous Variety & BBC Masters of Harmony The FOUR MUSKETEERS In 'Ezekiel Saw de Wheel' (Mabel Pearl at the piano)."

    Pathe Studio, London.

    M/S of singing group The Four Musketeers in white tie and tails, standing before the grand piano. Mabel Pearl sits accompanying them as they hum an introduction to their song. Fade out.

    Fade in to shot of The Four Musketeers on a set dressed to resemble the Deep South (United States of America). They are all in blackface; three wear shirts and dungarees while the other one is dressed as a preacher or minister. They sing 'Ezekiel Saw De Wheel' a cappella.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1620.21
    Media URN:
    51776
    Group:
    Pathe sound pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    07/12/1933
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:33:56:00 / 01:36:31:00
    Canister:
    PSP 818

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