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    Boreham Wood ( Borehamwood ), Hertfordshire.

    A behind the scenes look at a film studio. Frank Ifield is shown on set where he performs his song, "Loving on my Mind".

    M/S of a French street sign on the side of a continental style house. M/S of a book stall outside a French hairdressers. M/S of the 'Hotel de L'Europe". C/U of a poster reading - "Vive Paris, Vive La Republique". C/U of torn posters on a wall. Various shots of a typical French town - the narrator reveals it is in fact a film studio set. M/S of a car driving around the set. M/S of the back of the set propped up by scaffolding. M/S of the car - smart and black - driving past signs to the dressing rooms. Panning shot around the film set - lots of camera, vans, lights and people clustered around Frank as he signs autographs. C/U of Frank signing his own photograph. C/U on Frank.

    Frank is seen taking a seat in his dressing room, a man wraps him in blue sheet and begins to apply stage make up. C/U of make up brushes. Various shots of Frank having eye make up and powder applied. C/U of Frank admiring himself in a small mirror. M/S of a man loading a movie camera. C/U of Frank looking at the script with the continuity girl. M/S of the director taking a light reading, a pretty blonde actress stands in her starting position. M/S of a photographer taking a picture. C/U of Frank talking to the actress - she giggles. M/S of a man operating the camera. M/S of the sound man placing the needle on a record.

    Story goes into synchronised sound. Frank serenades actresses dressed as maids. Various shots of the cameras, crew and of the set (a Doris Day style kitchen). Frank flirts with the maids as they try to cook, they join him in a very cheesy dance routine. The sequence culminates in him dancing with the blonde actress.

    Note: I think the film might be "Up Jumped a Swagman" - JH. Frank's co-star was Annette Andre. Cuts exist - see other records.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
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    01:11:36:00 / 01:16:17:00
    CP 565
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    CP 565
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    Fashion & Music Historical Figures & Celebrities Lifestyle & Culture Entertainment & Humour
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