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Title: ALADDIN 1938

Reference number: 1138

Date: 1938

Director: [filmed by Harry Gordon]

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 13 mins

Description: Scenes from the pantomime "Aladdin" at the Glasgow Alhambra. Cast includes Harry Gordon, Alex Finlay and Jack Holden.

Research undertaken as part of the 'Pantomime in Scotland Project' at Glasgow University: [last accessed 15/12 2021]

See also Scottish Theatre Archive at Glasgow University: [last accessed 15/12/2021]

Shotlist: No credits. Exterior of the Alhambra Theatre in Glasgow publicising the Last Week of "Scotland's finest pantomime". Cut out of figure of Harry Gordon as Widow Twankey. General views (under exposed) of people outside entrance (0.30); General views of stage, possibly from balcony, during scenes from "Aladdin". Harry Gordon as Widow Twankey, acrobatic acts, principal boy and others, including Alex Finlay. Shots of elaborate dance routines, comedy sketches etc. (9.02); Chorus line, Widow Twankey and Jack Holden lead bouncing ball routine (9.41); General views of scenes in the finale, including views of song card, which has pictures instead of some words e.g. "Oh I like a picture of a (sheep) or a (cow) a wee (monkey) or a (?)...etc. (10.55); Finale; includes view rotating stage (11.35).