• Description

    Good stuff of a comedy violinist playing his instrument in a variety of ways.

    Full title reads: "Vaguely a Violinist! Meet George Harold - maltreater of violins in his own inimitable way."

    George Harold stands on a set representing a drawing room and plays the violin. He is wearing a jacket that is far too small for him and a silly hat. As he plays the violin suddenly a cloud of smoke comes out of the instrument. He carries on playing. After a particularly strong down stroke the violin again gives off smoke. A boy comes in and grabs the violin, taking it away. George picks up another and begins to play. Various funny business ensues with the bow slipping off the instrument etc.

    He takes the violin off his shoulder and plays it in a vary bizarre fashion, first holding the bow vertically and moving the violin up and down, then sitting on a chair and playing it as if it were a cello. Very clever!

    George places the bow between his legs and moves the violin backwards and forwards along the bow - this is particularly good! He does a few "keep fit" exercises, lifting the violin up and above his head, then out in front of him.

    He ends the song by balancing the violin on his head and playing it.

    Very good!

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  • Data

    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:47:16:00 / 01:50:06:00
    PSP 744
    Sort Number:
    PSP 744
  • Appears in...

    Sport & Leisure Fashion & Music Historical Figures & Celebrities Entertainment & Humour
    odd musical instruments Turns 1932 Music Hall History of Comedy
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