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    Titles read: 'Now Pathe Pictorial has pleasure in presenting - A Broadcaster and Producer known to millions - Philip RIDGEWAY (assisted by 'Irene') with Jean Melville at the piano.'

    Pathe Studio, London.

    Philip Ridgeway, dressed in white tie and tails and with a caddish pencil-thin moustache, stands at a microphone in front of a grand piano and says this is his first appearance on the screen. He introduces 'Irene' as "that delightful girl I found in the north of England" who made a big hit with the listeners after he took her to Broadcasting House. Irene looks very sweet and pretty and is wearing a very frilly long dress.

    Philip and Irene sing a rather soppy little song called 'I've Been Talking In My Sleep' while Jean Melville plays the piano. Then Philip looks out at the audience and pretends to see Jack Hulbert there with 'Claude' - he does an impression of 'Claude'. Then he impersonates Maurice Chevalier (not that good).

    Irene sings a song called 'Goodnight' (we spot Jean talking to someone off camera just before the song starts) - Philip watches her rather amorously as she sings, then speaks some of the words into the microphone. He puts his arm around Irene. Visuals cut out at 01:09:35, sound continues to end.

    Note: the impression given by this film is that Philip and Irene were an item at the time.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:05:42:00 / 01:09:41:00
    PSP 930
    Sort Number:
    PSP 930
  • Appears in...

    Sport & Leisure Fashion & Music Historical Figures & Celebrities Entertainment & Humour
    Turns 1936
  • Stills

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

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