Scenes from the musical "Dear Love" which stars Claude Hulbert, Annie Croft and Tom Burke.
Extracts from the new musical comedy at the Palace Theatre in London called "Dear Love."
Claude Hulbert dances in front of a group of chorus girls. He does a comedy dance involving falls and various funny business. "Weddings always fascinate Eve, even stage weddings, especially when such handsome stars as Annie Croft and Tom Burke are the Bride and Groom. ("And such a perfectly adorable gown, my dear!")" reads an intertitle. A wedding scene is acted out. It is presumably the wedding reception. "A fragrant Ballet fragment" is shown - a group of chorus girls in long ballet outfits do a high kick routine . Shots include a low angle view of the girls' legs as they do their spins.
"Another fragment - by Sidney Howard and Vera Pearce - (In an Apache Dance all their own.) Sidney and Vera are a rather tubby couple and they do a comedy version of the rough and tumble dance so popular in the 1920s. She wears a split skirt that shows off her stocking tops. He wears a kind of Tyrollean peasant outfit (he has a feather in his cap and trousers tucked into socks.) He tries to lift her up but she is evidently too heavy. He walks around her and has a go at tipping her over. He then takes her head and shakes it, letting her go so that she falls down on the stage. He tries to help her up, again she is too heavy. When he does pull her up, she hits him with her belly and he falls over. She then waddles over to him and they dance holding on to each others' necks. The extract ends with Vera doing a handstand and knocking Sidney over. Quite funny stuff!
Note: Paper records suggest that this story was item in Eve's Film Review issue 445.