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  • Short Summary

    The actress Evelyn Laye is seen at home and in her garden - rather sweet little film.

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    "Few words of ours are needed to introduce the dainty charmer from "Mary" - Miss Evelyn Laye - at home" Shot of Evelyn sitting on a window seat reading a book, her face is obscured. She slowly lowers the book and smiles broadly at the camera. She slams the book shut then throws it down on the window seat. She gets up, kicking a large cushion out of the way. Exterior of the house. Evelyn comes out with her dog. A border collie I think. The dog takes morsels of food from her hand. She talks to and pets the dog. We then see Miss Laye on the tennis court. She runs towards the net, telling off an unseen partner and laughing. C/U of Evelyn pretending to be cross and making faces. She then takes a big bite from an apple.

    "Wonder if it's the apple that caused Adam so much trouble?" She takes more bites and chews. "We know not where the Prodigal son is, but here's the fatted calf" Evelyn walks towards the camera followed by a small calf. She feeds it from a bucket. C/U of Evelyn and the calf. Evelyn is then filmed in part of her garden. It is rather grand. She skips around then sits on a bench. She throws morsels of food into a little pond. "It was very upsetting - the gold-fish pulled such faces that Miss Laye thought it time to go back to the Theatre." M/S of Evelyn getting in to her car - her maid stands beside it. The chauffeur closes the door of the car and they drive off. M/S of Evelyn climbing out of her car at the theatre. She waves at the camera as crowds at the stage door look on.

    Note: "Mary" was a play of 1921 starring Ralph Lynn and Evelyn Laye. It was staged at the Queen's Theatre so this is presumably the location of the last shot.

    Safety print exists. Probably to be found in the "Stars as They Are" reel.

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    Film ID:
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    Eve pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:49:20:00 / 01:52:22:00
    EP 282

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