My Old Duchess

  • 1933
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Comedy

To win the attentions of an important film producer, a theatrical stage manager takes up the guise of a duchess. This film is an expanded version of one of Fred Karno's "Mumming Bird" sketches, and may be of historical interest to anyone interested in the history of the British music hall. The Karno troupe was the source from which both Charlie Chaplin...read more

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To win the attentions of an important film producer, a theatrical stage manager takes up the guise of a duchess. This film is an expanded version of one of Fred Karno's "Mumming Bird" sketches, and may be of historical interest to anyone interested in the history of the British music hall.

The Karno troupe was the source from which both Charlie Chaplin and Stan Laurel (the latter serving as the former's understudy on the troupe's first American tour) learned many of the basics in comedy, which they later transferred to their film work.

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