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  • Short Summary

    Lovely film showing Jack, his band and his wife at home in the garden - kissing, playing instruments etc

  • Description

    Jack Hylton has his beauty sleep disturbed by his band members turning up in his garden. They walk around the house carrying their instruments. One of them is nominated to knock.

    Jack's wife (presumably) comes to the door and lets the band know through sign language that Jack is upstairs sleeping. She then conducts them as they play towards his open window. Various shots of the band playing - Jack leans out of the upstairs window, not looking too happy. He throws a bucket of water at them. Jack has a game of tennis - accompanied by two violinists. C/U of Jack, his wife and dog sitting on the steps in their garden reading. We see them in the garden by a small pond running along with their dogs. "Even when asleep", said Jack, "I see them in my dreams - !" By trick photography ghostly figures of the band are seen superimposed on the garden scene as Jack takes a nap.

    "And in the springtime - " Jack frolics in his garden, the band come skipping after him. "But, how they all step out when Mrs Hylton plays her ukulele -!" L/S of Mrs Hylton sitting on the ground playing her uke with the band and Jack standing behind doing the Charleston. C/U of her playing. C/U of husband and wife standing in the orchard about to have a romantic kiss when a saxophone player suddenly appears between them and starts to play. Mrs Hylton gives him a playful slap. "But, it's time to go - to "2 L.O." Jack climbs into a car and all of the band members follow in their cars - quite a convoy.

    Note: lovely film which is very well constructed and shot.

    Extra note: 2LO was the first incarnation of BBC radio, at Savoy Hill in London - SL.

    Safety print exists - show print. Probably in "Stars as They Are" roll.

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    Film ID:
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    Eve pictorials
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:49:14:00 / 01:52:37:00
    EP 105

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