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  • Description

    Full title reads: "Pathetone has pleasure in presenting Ronald Frankau of Radio, Record and Stage fame".

    Pathe Studios, London, plus library footage from various exotic locations.

    Various shots of gravel voiced singer, Ronald Frankau, standing next to grand piano (played by a man referred to only as Monty - probably Monty / Monte Crick - SL). Frankau sings song - 'Take Me Somewhere Love is Brutal'. The song is more like rapidly spoken poem to music. Song is about love in jungle in Africa, piano accompaniment sounds like drumming. Frankau does comical sort of dance - probably meant to invoke traditional danced in Africa. Performance is interspersed with archive shots of jungles, wild animals and primitive tribes. Quirky.

    Note: 4 feet of action missing from end of item, spacing inserted. Sound and picture slightly out of sync after spacing. AH 2001.

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    26/07/1937
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    40026
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1156.07
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:03:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:12:04:00 / 01:15:32:00
    Canister:
    PT 383
    Sort Number:
    PT 383
  • Appears in...

    WorkSpaces
    Poetry British Pathé's X Factor
  • Stills

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

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