In the early days of silent film, subtitles carried the rather crude dialogue, and atmosphere was created by a skilled pianist who would vary the music according to the scene.
In 1920 the resident pianist at the Palace was Gladys Smith who lived at her parent's house at 97 Anson Road.
‘I wish you the best of luck, and also health. I hope you will take care of yourself and control yourself.’
‘I feel convinced that being apart will be the best for both of us.’
What game do you think you are playing with me. We don’t have much time together and tonight we have had no time at all.”
When he asked if she still wanted him she replied,
“No, not in the way you have shown yourself of late.”
At this he grabbed her hand and said he would frighten her and make her put her hands up, but she replied,
“No you won’t, you haven’t frightened me yet.”
“Yes, sergeant. I quite understand. It is quite true what they say.”
On being told he would be arrested on a charge of attempted murder he said, “Alright, sergeant. I feel a bit upset. They had been saying things about me.”
Police sergeant Honour then took him to Stony Stratford police station, where upon being charged the prisoner said, “I am a good shot, and I can’t understand how I came to miss her.”