15-year-old Ernesto Jaconelli plays 'Lightning Cavalry' on the accordion.
Pathe Studio, London.
C/U of comedian Ronald Frankau wearing a monocle and false moustache (no hat, just bald head). He tells a joke about a man who said to another man "You're the beast who stole the affections of my wife!". Ronald makes a camp gesture of smoothing his eyebrow and says effeminately, "I beg your pardon?". The first man says "I beg yours". (Good illustration of subtle homosexual joke!) Ronald introduces the next act - accordion player Ernesto Jaconelli.
Various shots of 15-year-old Ernesto Jaconelli playing his sparkly accordion for a group of small children. One holds her hands over her ears. The fast tune is the 'Lightning Cavalry' (or 'Light Cavalry Overture'?). Brief shots intercut show cavalrymen riding along a country road (United States of America?).
Duplicates exist in Turns Can 2 and 'Pictorial Revue' - see separate records for details.