• Short Summary

    Title sequence and introduction to compilation of turns by comedian Leonard Henry.

  • Description

    Titles read: 'PATHE PICTURES LTD presents - "The PATHETONE PARADE of '36!" - with Arthur Prince, Charlie Kunz, Scott & Whaley, Bavera Trio, Norman Long, Troise and his Mandoliers, Charles Coburn, Nosmo King, Carson Sisters, Robb Wilton - Compered by Leonard Henry'.

    Pathe Studio, London.

    Comedian Leonard Henry, wearing top hat, white tie and tails and carrying a furled umbrella, stands on a set with a curtain behind him. He introduces himself and says that he can always be distinguished from any other Henry by the fact that he has a green spot on his Adam's apple - because he wears a brass collar stud.

    He introduces the first act, ventriloquist Arthur Prince, assisted by "the immortal Jim". Before walking off he says "Why I should cart this umbrella about when it doesn't look like rain, I fail to understand", whilst putting the umbrella (obviously made just of fabric from the handle down) into his top hat.

    (Item ends here.)

    Note: this item is slightly out of synch.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    3302.03
    Media URN:
    91300
    Group:
    Documentaries
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1936
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:07:39:00 / 01:08:38:00
    Canister:
    DOCS

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    "Charles Coburn" in the text should read Charles Coborn.

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