• Short Summary

    Compilation of turns from Pathetones and Pictorials, compered by comedian Ronald Frankau.

  • Description

    'Pictorial Revue' - reel 2.

    Comedian / compere Ronald Frankau (in comedy moustache and hat) tells joke in Jewish / Yiddish accent about a man called Adolph Cohen in Berlin who wanted to change his name ('Adolph', not 'Cohen') - quite risque considering the political situation at the time.

    Frankau introduces the O'Gorman Brothers. The pair do a comedy / acrobatic act (duplicate of PT 114 - see separate record for details).

    Frankau introduces The Diamondos. Title introduces '"The Dance of the Diamonds." Presented by the famous Continental Dancers The Diamondos'. Several shots of a man (in brief trunks) and woman (in bikini), both covered in amazing glittering paint from head to toe and wearing strange hard wigs. They perform a balancing dance act. (This is probably missing item from PSP 793.)

    Frankau appears in cap and curly moustache. In a cockney accent he introduces Ronald Frankau - himself! Cut to Frankau, dressed in the usual toff get-up. He performs a song about girls whose names start with 'G' and then goes into a comic monologue (duplicate of PT 136 - see separate record for details - this version might be slightly longer.)

    Frankau reappears with a tiny hat, glasses and some dreadful false teeth, to introduce Geraldo and his orchestra. He says they are playing 'One Morning In May', but the band actually play a medley of two songs, 'My Sunshine is You' and 'Close Your Eyes' (duplicate of PSP 735 - see separate record for details).

    Frankau introduces Robb Wilton. Cut to Robb Wilton in 'Lion Hunter' sketch (duplicate of PSP 822 - see separate record for details.)

    End titles: 'Pictorial Revue - The End'.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:29:35:00 / 01:49:08:00

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