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This silent video from British Pathé is hosted on YouTube.

It dates from 12 January 1922 

The Pender Troupe appear at 1:12 on the timeline.

The following details came from the British Pathé website:-

Short Summary

Scenes from the pantomime Jack and the Beanstalk starring Clarice Mayne and George Robey.

Description

Shot at the London Hippodrome – the pantomime “Jack & the Beanstalk”. 

Chorus line on stage cheering Jack (Miss Clarice Mayne) on stage. Jack kneels down in front of angel type character. Girls dancing on stage. Pender Giants (troupe of stilt walking actors wearing grotesque masks) on stage set as castle. They do a dance and exit left to right. People on stage, scenery is of giant books piled up. Princess (Miss Madge Saunders) and others on stage. The dame (George Robey) on stage with a cow, they do a dance together. Dame tries to get cow to stand up. Character called Miffins (Jay Laurier) on stage as little boy runs backwards and forwards trying to get in front of him. 

All costumes designed by Dolly Tree. Produced by Julian Wylie.

 

Hands Up!; or, Captured by Highwaymen (1904)

No video available. Following information from BFI

Synopsis

Comedy. Highwaymen on hobby horses attack a stagecoach.

 

Cast & Credits

  • Cast

    Bob Pender’s Troupe

    • Director

      Alf Collins

    Production:

    • Production Company

      Gaumont Company

     

    • Based on a sketch by

      Bob Pender

The Travelling Stiltwalkers (1910)

No video available. Following information from BFI

Synopsis

Drama. Stiltwalking buskers rescue a child from a burning building.

 

Cast & Credits

  • Cast

      • cast member

        Pender and his troupe, Bob

  • Credits

    • Direction:

      • Director

        Alf Collins

      Production:

      • Production Company

        Gaumont Company

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