• 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.

  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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