• Short Summary

    Theatrical performance by Frank Titterton accompanied on a cinema organ - good audience shots.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Now Pathe Pictorial presents Titterton, the famous English and International Tenor with Alex Taylor at the Organ in "Friend O'Mine"."

    Low angle shot of Frank Titterton standing on a theatre or cinema stage. Alex Taylor plays the organ (a "Wurlitzer" type organ). Panning shot of the theatre audience - the auditorium is very full. M/S of the audience - most of them still have their hats and coats on - perhaps it is cold!

    M/Ss of Titterton singing intercut with shots of skyscapes.

    Another M/S of the audience and L/S of the organist and singer. Unusual sunburst effect used to link to the next shot - sun over the sea. Various shots of skies - cloudy and clear, woodlands, etc.

    M/S of the audience - a child sits nearest the camera.

    L/S of the performers.

    Ends with a shot from the stage of the audience applauding.

    Note: there is a strange fluctuation of image quality on this negative. Not sure if this is caused by decomposition or whether the neg might have been copied from a colour print?

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1592.10
    Media URN:
    51221
    Group:
    Pathe sound pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    16/06/1932
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:18:05:00 / 01:21:45:00
    Canister:
    PSP 741

Comments (1)

  1. Wurlitzer436 says

    This was filmed at the Granada Cinema, Tooting, London.

    While the film unrolls without a problem, the audio track is badly distorted, with skips and silent portions throughout. It would be wonderful if the audio track was corrected and restored so that we could hear it properly.

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