• Short Summary

    Dancers- Clemson and Valerie - perform dances representing characters from all over the World.

  • Description

    Pathe Studios, London.

    International dancing partners, Clemson and Valerie perform dances in a medley of characters from around the World.

    Various shots of couple dancing a "Russian Dance". They wear fur hats and Valerie shakes a tambourine.

    They then dance a "blinkin' coster fandango". Various shots of couple doing a 'knees-up', cockney-type dance. He wears a brown bowler hat and she wears a feather hat.

    They go on to dance what the narrator describes as a "nigger strut". Various shots of couple dancing to a rag time jazz tune. Both wear grotesque masks which make them look like Black racial stereotypes. Appears very racist to modern viewer.

    Various shots of the couple dancing the sailor's hornpipe. They remove their sailors' hats and do a finale dance to tune of 'Rule Britannia'.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1216.35
    Media URN:
    41622
    Group:
    New sound pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    18/06/1936
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:53:08:00 / 01:55:25:00
    Canister:
    NSP 12

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