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Two Columbines

Moving theatre-set Christmas tale of a former dancer and her child

Drama 1914 33 mins

Overview

This moving, theatre-set Christmas story is an update of the traditional pantomime harlequinade, with the characters Columbine, Harlequin, Pantaloon and Policeman. It tells of a former dancer, her career cut short by a broken ankle, who works as a skivvy in a Pantomime theatre. On Christmas Eve she dances to entertain her child.

American-born director Harold Shaw was invited to the studio, London Films, to give a professional gloss to its productions.