This film is part of Free
Music Hall Act
Time for the Harlequinade: the traditional topsy-turvy act of the Christmas pantomime
Trick film 1915 1 mins Silent
This harlequinade - a traditional topsy-turvy Christmas pantomime - is set on a stage street with a shop, whose sign reads "Von Muck - Pork Butcher". Harlequin and Columbine dance around (it's what they do), while Pantaloon and Clown cause general mayhem. Harlequin summons them up a crate with his magic bat (the slapstick), which he transforms into a sausage-making machine. The two grab the butcher and make him into strings of sausages amid general comic business. This short fragment ends with the traditional tableau of characters.
1915 on Film
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