Star Item
This video has no sound
  • Description

    Soundtrack is currently missing for this item.

    Titles read: "Pathetone presents - WILL MAHONEY - The Famous Comedian in The Birth Of A Song".

    Location of events unknown - probably Australia or New Zealand.

    Brief shots of Australian or New Zealand soldiers marching along a street in some kind of night time parade. C/U of a sheet of music - "It's Up To You And Me" by Will Mahoney and Bob Geraghty. Will and Bob are seen in the studio; Bob at the piano and Will standing beside it. They seem to be working on the song. A dark-haired girl, Evie Hayes, comes in and sings the song for them while the pianist accompanies her. It looks like a rather jaunty flag waving wartime number - Will jigs about and does a Nazi salute by mistake!

    The three of them stand before camera and sing; dissolve into shot of them marching along at the head of a line of Australian or New Zealand soldiers on a country road. Shots of Union Jack, French and Australian (or New Zealand?) flags are superimposed this shot at the end of the song.

    Note: Will Mahoney is an American comedy dancer.

  • Tags

  • Data

    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Media URN:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:40:48:00 / 01:43:34:00
    PT 509
    Sort Number:
    PT 509
  • Appears in...

    WW2 entertainment Pianos
  • Stills

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

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment