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  • Short Summary

    Magic tricks are demonstrated and the secrets revealed.

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    "Here's a cute little trick to show the youngsters in an odd moment."

    C/U of magician having a rope tied around his wrist. Magician picks up two metal rings. He turns around (presumably the camera was stopped at this point). He turns around and the rings are now hooked onto the piece of string. An intertitle explains how it was done. "When our friend turned his back he hid the ring handed to him and pulled down another from his sleeve, thus.." We see the magician put the ring in his pocket and pull out another one to complete the trick. Pathe show us how another trick is done. Man in a suit holds two matches up to the camera. He twists his hands and moves the matches towards each other so they make a cross shape. He then magically manages to pass one match through the other and back again. We are shown how this is achieved. The magician wets the tip of one of his fingers so that the match sticks to it. When he lifts his finger up the other match can pass underneath it. Very clever! I'm going to try and learn that one!

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    Film ID:
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    Eve pictorials
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:13:15:00 / 01:15:00:00
    EP 075

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