• Short Summary

    Comedian Frankau sings comic songs about how hard life is for unsuccessful thespians.

  • Description

    Part of OUT OF THE WAY issue.

    Pathe Studios, London.

    Ronald Frankau - "brilliant entertainer of radio, record and stage". Accompanied by a piano, comedian Frankau sings comic song about an actor who doesn't want his mother to know he plays the back half of a pantomime horse. Makes a passing reference to John Gielgud. Frankau does camp dancing between verses. His personae is foppish posh actor type. He finished by singing "Morning to Night" - lamenting the hard life of a bit part actor.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1250.41
    Media URN:
    42198
    Group:
    New sound pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    10/03/1938
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:04:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:57:19:00 / 02:02:08:00
    Canister:
    NSP 102

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