• Short Summary

    Ronald Frankau sings and talks about Shakespeare and his 'naughty mind'.

  • Description

    Flash frame titles read: "RONALD FRANKAU OF RADIO, RECORD AND WEST END FAME".

    London, probably Pathe Studio.

    The act starts with Ronald Frankau and his pianist (Monte / Monty Crick?) sitting opposite each other in armchairs; Frankau says "...so he hypnotised the bear...", then turns and realises we are there, so they both get up and go to the piano.

    Frankau recites a monologue to music about Shakespeare and his plays, saying Shakespeare was a playboy with a 'naughty mind'. He sings some of the monologue, then goes into a funny bit of patter about the plot of 'Romeo and Juliet' - full of puns and wordplay.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1176.13
    Media URN:
    40556
    Group:
    Pathetones
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    21/11/1938
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:04:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:22:21:00 / 01:26:34:00
    Canister:
    PT 452

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