• Short Summary

    Illusionist Maurice Fogel hypnotises people for entertainment at Butlin's in Pwllheli.

  • Description

    Pwllheli, Wales.

    Various shots show illusionist Maurice Fogel riding in a cable car; several shots of the beach and countryside; several people on horses about to go riding. At Butlin's Holiday Camp a crowd gathers beside a fountain to see several poor men who are hypnotised by Fogel to believe they cannot get their clasped hands apart, or get out of their chairs, or move their legs whilst trying to walk. It makes for rather unpleasant viewing, although the crowd seems to be enjoying it.

    Four people plucked from the audience lift a table by laying their hands flat on the top of it; Fogel dashes about talking intently to them.

    Fogel makes his way to his chalet; finding he has forgotten his keys he makes an 'abracadabra' gesture to the door which opens, as if by magic. Camera trick shot shows a deck chair, table and milkshake appearing on the grass outside the chalet; Fogel appears in the deck chair and drinks the milkshake.

    For search purposes: Butlins.

    Cuts exist - see separate record.

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    Colour pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:53:36:00 / 01:56:22:00
    CP 623

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