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    Leslie Sarony - multitalented entertainer.

    Pathe Studio, London.

    A very young-looking Leslie Sarony, dressed in white tie and tails, walks onto set to a brief introduction played by a man at the grand piano. Leslie says he would have been here before but he was delayed by a man who said "Excuse me sir, but I've got a wife and 14 children, could you help me?". Sarony replied, "Well I could, but aren't you satisfied?".

    He then says he is going to give us his latest comedy chorus song that he wrote for Stanley Lupino in 'Love Lies', entitled 'I Lift Up My Finger And I Say 'Tweet Tweet'.'

    Leslie gives us a nice rendition of this jaunty song, which was one of his most famous compositions. It's about saying "tweet tweet, shush shush, now now, come come" in all kinds of interesting situations! The usual kind of nonsense song, but quite good fun.

    I think Leslie Sarony is a very charming performer - cheery without being annoying! It would be interesting to know how Stanley Lupino put over the same song.

    Note: item is out of synch throughout due to early sound recording.

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1929 - 1931
    Media URN:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:30:30:00 / 01:32:51:00
    PSM X F
    Sort Number:
    PSM 0X D
  • Appears in...

    Fashion & Music
    Turns 1931 Early 30s Variety Turns
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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