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    Pictorial Revue of 1943 - Reel 2. (Compilation of turns from the Pathe cinemagazines.)


    C/U of album page reading 'Albert Sandler and Reginald King'. Commentator introduces the musicians "to charm your cares away with soothing melody". General view of clouds in the sky. Titles: 'With their everchanging [sic] beauty - so often, too, a symbol of hope - "passing clouds" gave inspiration to the composer of this lovely melody.' Fade into shot of Reginald King sitting at grand piano and Albert Sandler playing violin on a set dressed to look like a drawing room. Both musicians wear white tie and tails. The piece is a slow and beautiful melody (I think it is actually called 'Passing Clouds'). Shots are intercut showing silhouetted trees and a windmill turning against against the sky, and clouds passing across the sky. (This is missing item from PT 412.)

    C/U of album page reading: 'Suzette Tarri'. Commentator introduces "that brilliant character comedienne". Fade into shot of Suzette dressed as a waitress on a set dressed to look like a cafe or restaurant. She does a great routine, telling us of her life as a put-upon waitress and all about her customers. (This is missing item from NSP 139 and duplicate of item in Turns Can 8 - see separate record for full details.)

    C/U of album page reading: 'Oscar Rabin's Romany Band'. Fade into shot of the band in the Pathe Studio. The guitarist (could be Oscar himself?) steps up to the microphone and mentions the Hammersmith Palais de Danse (could be where the band was resident?) then introduces 15-year-old singer Belle Davis. Belle comes on wearing a long floral dress. She sings 'Nice People' - a sort of nonsense swing song. Guitarist introduces "the scattiest scat singer in captivity, Billy Nichols", who sings a fast version of 'Hold Tight' - he's pretty good! Belle and another male vocalist come back on to sing the last lines. Nice turn from a British swing band. (This is missing item from PT 485 - there seems to be section missing - the other male vocalist crooning 'Angels Never Leave Heaven'.)

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  • Data

    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1938 - 1943
    Media URN:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:26:01:00 / 01:34:18:00
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  • Appears in...

    Fashion & Music Historical Figures & Celebrities Entertainment & Humour
    20th century music group Documentaries (1976) Documentary warning Long documentary A detailed look
  • Stills

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