• Short Summary

    England's premier bass singer, Norman Allin, sings Moussorgsky's 'Song of the Flea'.

  • Description

    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.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1030.08
    Media URN:
    36928
    Group:
    Pathetones
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    04/05/1931
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:17:36:00 / 01:20:38:00
    Canister:
    PT 058

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