• Short Summary

    Ronald Frankau tells a story about a train journey to the Isle of Wight, then sings one of his 'country boy' songs.

  • Description

    Titles read: "Over now to Ronald Frankau, of Radio, Gramophone and Variety fame. At the piano - Monty Crick."

    London (probably Pathe Studio).

    Various shots of Ronald Frankau in familiar 'toff' character and costume of top hat, tails and a monocle. He tells of how he took a train journey to Cowes on the Isle of Wight; some women with babies were in the carriage and he ended up putting the 15 babies on the luggage rack. He says when he got to the Isle of Wight he saw a country boy singing a country song - then says he didn't really, but he had to have some excuse for singing this song.

    He turns around and puts on a hat and wig, then turns back and sings a 'country boy' song, about courting a girl who makes him go all shy and dumb. He then asks us to sing along and runs about moving chairs about, to give us clues to the words. He walks off at the end of the song, then comes back on, takes off his wig to show his bald head. Fadeout.

    (Followed by Pathetone end titles.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:08:22:00 / 01:12:36:00
    PT 148

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