England's premier bass singer, Norman Allin, sings Moussorgsky's 'Song of the Flea'.
Full titles read: "Over 50 years ago, Moussorgsky, the famous Russian Composer, played a joke on the musical world. He composed a song about a flea! It became so popular, that every great Bass singer has echoed this jest through the ages!" (may be incorrect; title obscured by timecode.) (new title) "Today, we present England's premier Bass - Norman Allin - in Moussorgsky's celebrated song. (By courtesy Columbia ----)". (title obscured by timecode.)
London, (probably Pathe Studio).
Various shots of bass singer Norman Allin in tailcoat singing 'Song of the Flea', accompanied by a man on the piano. The song concerns a king who kept a very fine flea.
(Followed by Pathetone end titles.)