• Short Summary

    George Baker sings "The Floral Dance" at the piano - intercut with shots of the eponymous dance.

  • Description

    Full story title reads: "And now for a rollicking song from George Baker the well-known Baritone of Radio, Gramophone and Concert renown in "The Floral Dance."

    M/S of George Baker at the piano. He plays along as he sings "The Floral Dance." Various views of him at the piano. He is in a set representing a drawing room. There are a few flowers on display.

    Intercut with George is a shot of a marching band leading a parade (possibly a May Day parade). Girls dressed in white dance along. Another dancing group is seen - this time adults. The men wear top hat and tails, the ladies tea dresses and cloche hats. They walk along a pathway and the girls do a twirl. High angle shots of couples and children dancing during their parades.

    This may possibly be the "Floral Dance" of the title which according to the song is a Cornish tradition. Perhaps the dancing sections were filmed in Cornwall.

    I like Terry Wogan's version better.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1596.10
    Media URN:
    50889
    Group:
    Pathe sound pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    01/09/1932
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:17:26:00 / 01:20:15:00
    Canister:
    PSP 752

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