• Short Summary

    Comedy team The Three Loose Screws entertain us with some silly business and acrobatic dancing.

  • Description

    Titles read: "Now Pathetone has pleasure in presenting - Another famous Comedy Team - THE THREE LOOSE SCREWS".

    London, probably Pathe Studio.

    M/S of two men in identical suits and hats doing a soft shoe shuffle; another man runs onto the stage and into the dancers, sending them flying into somersaults. They then do a lot of silly business, mostly involving the swarthy one in the middle (he looks a little like Peter Lawford) saying dopey things and the other two throwing their hats at him.

    The swarthy one then does a little tap / acrobatic dance on his own, going into a head spin at the end. The other three come back to join him in dancing a little finale.

    Note: One of the men talks in an American accent - not sure if it is genuine. Lots of English acts spoke in cod-US-style at this time.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1122.19
    Media URN:
    39103
    Group:
    Pathetones
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    28/10/1935
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:36:30:00 / 01:39:25:00
    Canister:
    PT 292

Comments (2)

  1. TheThreeLooseScrews says

    The Three Loose Screws are Harold Childs (the acrobatic dancer), (Jack?) Farr and Hugh French.

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  2. Martin Douglas says

    Yes it was Jack Farr, the man on the right, I was friends with him in his later years. A great storyteller.

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