• Short Summary

    Four marionettes controlled by the Gorno family perform 'Finiculi Finicula'.

  • Description

    Full titles read: "For over three centuries the famous Gorno family have reigned supreme as Monarchs of the Marionette. Today Pathetone Weekly has pleasure in presenting The Gornos, in an Operatic Burlesque."

    London (probably Pathe Studio).

    Various shots show a marionette operatic 'turn' involving three puppets in evening dress, one female and two male, standing beside a piano. Another male puppet sits at the piano and starts to play; after a false start the others stand to attention, and the female puppet starts to sing 'Finiculi, Finicula' - soprano style. The other marionettes join in with the chorus. Whenever she hits a high note, all the puppets leap into the air. Coming to the end of the song, the soprano starts dancing about, the piano joins in, the pianist dances on his piano stool and they all fall down on the last note.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1036.20
    Media URN:
    37006
    Group:
    Pathetones
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    03/08/1931
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:39:46:00 / 01:42:33:00
    Canister:
    PT 071

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