• Short Summary

    Unidentified soprano, cellist and pianist perform ballad 'Marie' on a wonderful set.

  • Description

    No titles. Unidentified Lady Singer, Cellist Samehtini and Piano.

    Probably filmed in Pathe Studio, London.

    On a wonderful set with palm trees and a circular archway in the background, we see a man, Samehtini, playing cello, and another playing piano. The tune is 'Marie', played at quite a slow tempo. A middle-aged soprano enters through the archway singing "I love you! I love you!". She is dressed in an archetypal 1920s evening dress with layered handkerchief hem and massive feather fan. She goes on to sing the chorus of the song.

    Closer shot of the singer and musicians. C/U of cellist playing his solo. M/S of the group with the singer standing beside the piano. Fade out as she sings the final notes.

    Unfortunately, there are no details as to who these musicians are. If anyone knows, please contact us.

    Note: item is slightly out of synch throughout due to early sound recording.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    3254.12
    Media URN:
    90710
    Group:
    Pathe sound pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1929 - 1930
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:32:46:00 / 01:35:53:00
    Canister:
    PSM 2 D

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    The song heard here, "Marie", was written by Irving Berlin in 1928.

    This seems likely, (though not certainly), to be The Samehtini Trio.

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