Ronald Frankau introduces compilation of turns - Mantovani, Norman Evans and Mantovani.
Titles read: 'PATHE PICTURES LTD. PRESENTS - PATHETONE PARADE OF 1941. A scintillating review of the stars of screen, stage and radio including:- Robb Wilton, Mantovani, Sydney Burchall, Norman Evans, Teddy Brown, Jeanne De Casalis, Beryl Orde, Jack Jackson and his band, Rollo Earle & Carole, Sandy MacPherson, Etc, Etc. Compiled by Fred Watts, Compered by Ronald Frankau.'
Pathe Studio, London.
Comedian Ronald Frankau walks onto set dressed to look like a bar. He introduces himself and says he is going to be mixing us some cocktails of music, comedy and "etceteras", starting with Mantovani. He pours some drink into a cocktail shaker, shakes it up and pours it out.
C/U of the glass as liquid is poured in; Mantovani and his orchestra appear in it! Various shots of Mantovani (in evening dress) conducting the musicians as they play a stirring tune with a Russian feel to it. All are dressed in evening dress with carnations and black ties. Mantovani plays violin solo. (Not sure what the tune is or which Pathetone item this originates from. Could be missing item PT 338 - 'I Lost My Heart In Budapest'.)
M/S of Frankau sitting at the bar. He introduces Norman Evans (he appears from a cocktail shaker as if by magic!). M/S of Evans sitting at a piano. He says he is going to introduce us to Aunty Doleful. We see him performing humorous monologue, in the character of an old woman visiting a sick friend. (Item originally from PT 376; duplicate in Turns Can 6.)
Frankau reappears and introduces Sydney Burchall. Fade into M/S of baritone Burchall singing 'Postman Pete'. (Item originally from PT 491; duplicate in Turns Can 9.)
Continued in Reel 2.