In 1913, young Richard Herncastle joins his Uncle Nick's magic act and is introduced to the enchanted world of the British music hall. Travelling from one city to the next, assisting at conjuring acts and disappearing acts, Richard comes to know romance, politics, and high adventure. The next year, in a true and terrifying vanishing act, the guns of August blast away that world forever.
Did You Know?
I have just this second agreed to be somewhere else.
I must not have made myself clear enough the other night. You have only one priority while you work for me boy, that to do what I ask. Anybody else plays second fiddle, whoever she is.
They Didn't Believe Me
Words by Herbert Reynolds
Music by Jerome Kern
First Published 1914 See more