• Short Summary

    An annoying man in a monocle wrecks the magic act of comedian conjuror Gordon Freeman.

  • Description

    Full titles read: "And now - the Troubles of a Conjuror - by Gordon Freeman, the well-known magician. (Assisted by -----)" (title obscured by timecode).

    London (probably Pathe Studio).

    M/S of comedian Gordon Freeman shuffling cards and asking for a volunteer from the audience to come up and assist him in an experiment. A voice off-camera pipes up, "I say, will I do?" and makes his way (unseen) to the stage. The man appears on the stage, wearing a monocle and some gappy teeth, and refuses to pick a card from a pack that Gordon holds out. There follows some silly business between the two as the gormless man does not understand why Gordon should try and guess which card he picks.

    Poor Gordon becomes more and more exasperated as they man wrecks his magic act, finally throwing his cards in the air and marching off.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1022.12
    Media URN:
    36862
    Group:
    Pathetones
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    22/12/1930
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:26:12:00 / 01:29:45:00
    Canister:
    PT 039

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