• Short Summary

    Ronald Frankau introduces compilation of turns - roller-skating trio, Teddy Brown and Ma Fu.

  • Description

    Pathetone Parade of 1941 - Reel 2.

    Compere / comedian Ronald Frankau stands at the bar and introduces Rollo, Earle and Carole. We see this roller-skating trio (two men and a girl) in action. (Item probably originates from PT 460; duplicate exists in Turns Can 10.)

    Frankau reappears to introduce xylophonist Teddy Brown. Several shots of the large Teddy, playing a medley of fast and jaunty tunes on the xylophonist, including 'Canadian Capers'. He then says he will play a great favourite of his, 'Daisy Pearl'. We hear people off-camera joining in with the words - "Daisy, Daisy, Give me your answer do", and so on (I think I hear the distinctive tones of cameraman / cartoonist Joe Noble there!). (This is missing item from PT 413.)

    Frankau introduces Ma Fu the Juggler. We see Ma Fu juggling with sticks, spinning a plate on the end of a pole, then juggling with a metal instrument that looks like a King Neptune spear. (This is probably the missing footage from PT 484 - see separate record for details.)

    Continued in Reel 3.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2983.02
    Media URN:
    85570
    Group:
    Documentaries
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1941
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:08:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:10:49:00 / 01:19:39:00
    Canister:
    DOCS

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