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  • Short Summary

    Extracts from a stage show - probably "Hassan" starring Henry Mainly and Cathleen Nest.

  • Description

    There is no title extant for this item. Paper records suggest that it is scenes from the play "Hassan" at the Majesty's Theatre.

    Stage set. A large chorus kneel and genuflect to a king/holy man/politician? who stands on a balcony. This is the dramatic moment when Hassan (Henry Mainly), discovers that Yams (Cathleen Nest) is a wanton (!) and goes to kill her. Interior of a Middle Eastern palace (presumably). Yams is held by two young servants, her arms outstretched. Hassan stands with his sword - presumably trying to decide whether to kill her. Jump cut - presumably a section is missing - Hassan lies on the floor (perhaps with Yams, it is hard to tell!) Story incomplete - very short.

    Note: part of this story features in "This Was Yesterday" and is the missing material from this negative (including the main title).

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    Eve pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:35:16:00 / 01:36:07:00
    EP 076

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