Come along to see Jan and Mike perform live their original score for the Australian Classic B&W Silent Movie “The Kid Stakes” (1927) at the Tathra Hotel on Fri 26th October 8pm - 10pm. Free admission.
The Kid Stakes is a 1927 Australian silent black and white comedy film based on the Fatty Finn cartoon characters. This highly entertaining film is a happy irreverent piece of suburban Australiana with a series of lunatic subplots woven around the schoolboy, Fatty Finn, his friends and enemies, and Hector the Goat.
Tal Ordell’s movie was hugely popular when it was released, and it is an iconic part of early Australian Cinema.
Sydney Morning Herald and Fatty Finn cartoonist, Syd Nichols, makes a cameo appearance.
It was shot entirely on location in Sydney, except the final Billy Cart race (illegal in NSW so filmed in Queensland), a climactic race which leaves audiences gasping with excitement.
Jan Preston’s original score for piano and percussion (kazoo, tin drum, snare and plastic bags) reinforces the story, characters and comedy of the film.