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