• Short Summary

    Ronald Frankau sings a political satire about the League of Nations and how every nation should make it up and all be friends.

  • Description

    Ronald Frankau.

    M/S as Ronald Frankau walks onto the set with his back to the camera, he is in top hat and tails and a sign hanging on his back says 'This is Ronald Frankau', he walks past a man playing a piano, the pianist points out he is in the wrong place and he walks back towards the camera, puts his cane down and takes off his hat and gloves.

    C/U as he tells a joke about an army officer who cannot remember the word for stop at Beachy Head. He sings political satire about League of Nations and how everyone should be friends, for example Sardinia should give their sardines to Abyssinia who should offer them their abbeys in exchange! He turns around and the sign has changed to 'that was Ronald Frankau'.

    Note: pianist is probably Monty / Monte Crick, Frankau's usual accompanist.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1224.30
    Media URN:
    41760
    Group:
    New sound pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    05/11/1936
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:38:44:00 / 01:42:21:00
    Canister:
    NSP 32

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