• Short Summary

    A song by Frank Wignall about what he would do if he had his way - a countryside tramp character.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Now for Frank Wignall the well-known Baritone, in a Character Song - "Stonecracker John"

    M/S of Frank Wignall dressed as a countryside tramp. He wears a smock and a battered hat. He holds a pipe but doesn't smoke it. Backdrop and set represent a countryside scene.

    The song seems to be about what John would do if he had his way - including telling the young men how to treat a lady. (It is rather difficult to make out the words on this particular Steenbeck.)

    He has a very deep voice.

    At the end of the song he takes his hat off and wipes his sweaty head with a handkerchief.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1590.22
    Media URN:
    51206
    Group:
    Pathe sound pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    26/05/1932
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:46:21:00 / 01:49:42:00
    Canister:
    PSP 738

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