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    Note: Location of the events is unknown.

    Ronald Frankau dressed in flat cap and false moustache introduces himself.

    M/S's of the comedian Ronald Frankau wearing top and tails, he is also holding a cigarette in a holder. He tells a number of stories about members of his family in particular his brothers. One brother he claims lost his arm attempting to get his money out of a slot machine, when he realised that he'd lost it, he returned to the machine but "you know the way these things get pinched !"

    He then tells the story of how his other brother lost his brains after falling off a mountain. Frankau remarks, "He came out of hospital fit as a fiddle sound as a bell, but no brains, NO BRAINS AT ALL." He then informs us that he now has a job in the government.

    Frankau ends by singing a brief song, however, he suddenly stops and looks a bit faint. Fortunately his pianist catches him as he falls.

    Note: pianist could be Monte / Monty Crick, Frankau's usual accompanist - SL.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:49:59:00 / 01:54:42:00
    PT 136
    Sort Number:
    PT 136
  • Appears in...

    Entertainment & Humour
    Turns 1932 Early 30s Variety Turns
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    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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