The Tragedy of a Comic Song (1920)

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Comedy. Two old men are dining in a Soho café; inspired by the tune played by a barrel organ, one of them recounts in flashback the memories it evokes. A young poet and a composer both love a Montmatre café singer whose performance is received with indifference by her audience. Together they write her a song - "What did mother say to dad out in our backyard?" She sings this at her next performance and immediately becomes the rage of Paris and a star at the Folies Bergere. The two young men responsible for her fame call for her one night at the stage door, only to be informed that she was married that morning to a "Johnnie in the Stalls". The old story-teller sighs heavily and on being asked his identity by his companion replies, "Johnnie in the Stalls".

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