Comedians Bennett and Williams engage in crosstalk then play 'South of the Border'
Titles read: "Pathetone presents - BENNETT & WILLIAMS - The Popular Radio & Variety Entertainers".
London, probably Pathe Studio.
M/S of a man (I think this is Bennett) sitting and playing a snatch of 'South of the Border' on a strange instrument played like a cello, but instead of an acoustic body, the sound comes out of a brass horn attached to the end - could be called a violano virtuoso.
Another man enters (think this is Williams), looking quite a comical figure in a top hat and tiny 'Hitler' moustache. He interrupts the first man, calling him Bill, and saying, "I'm going to sing the parachute song - It Don't Mean a Thing If You Don't Pull The String". The comic one then talks rapidly, turning out a quick succession of jokes ("Have you got a greyhound on you Bill? I've got a hair down my back") and constantly waving to his mother-in-law in the imaginary balcony behind us.
Bill gets exasperated and tells the other one to shut up, but it does no good! More and more cracks, like "What did the old rose say to the young rose? Hi, bud". Eventually, the comical one fetches his own instrument as described above and sits playing and singing a snatch of blues. More crosstalk, then finally (!) the pair play 'South of the Border' on their instruments. At the end of the piece they wave goodbye.