• Short Summary

    Tommy Trinder plus Jan Ralfini and band who play 'Pennsylvania Polka' - dupe of NSP 347.

  • Description

    Tommy Trinder introduces Jan Ralfini.

    Animated title showing Tommy Trinder sitting at a grand piano as commentator introduces Tommy and Jan Ralfini. Cuts to Tommy Trinder in boiler suit and flat cap, toying at piano. Jan Ralfini asks him if he is 'tuning the piano'. Trinder, affronted, says he is learning a new song - 'Pennsylvania Polka' - and scat sings the melody (not very well). Ralfini offers to show him how it should be played by "The Quads of Swing".

    Trinder leaves and Jan Ralfini & his Orchestra (violin, piano, drums and organ, with Jan on violin too) play 'Pennsylvania Polka' with several C/Us of individual musicians as they play solos. Band also sing a chorus of the song. Interesting use of organ and strings in swing number.

    Trinder rejoins band at end of number claiming he still prefers it his way - cue for splurged chord on organ, shrug from Jan and grimace from Tommy, who then says "Taxi?!".

    This is duplicate of item in New Sound Pictorial NSP 347 - see separate record for details.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2879.14
    Media URN:
    83424
    Group:
    Turns
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    23/11/1942
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:48:57:00 / 01:52:10:00
    Canister:
    Turns Can 6 B

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