Starlight Serenade

Registered: 3rd January 1944
Duration: 40 minutes
Feet: ​3845 feet
Board of Trade Certificate number: ​​AFF013050
Production Company: ​​Federated Film Corporation Limited

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"Top of the Bill” performers appear in starlight serenade forty minutes of music, song and dance. The international "side splitting" act of Wilson Keppel and Betty in their ludicrous sand dance is one of the highlights of the production.


- Brian Michie
- Beryl Davis
- Ike Hatch
- De Haven and Page
- Wilson, Keppel and Betty
- Oscar Rabin
- Harry Davis
- Johnny Dennis with his electric guitar
- Eddie Palmer with his novachord
- The Starlight Serenaders
- Ted Hockeridge (by courtesy of the Royal Canadian Air Force)
- and introducing Bonar Colleano

Photography: Oscar Burn
Script: Sid Colin
Scenario: Dennis Kavanagh, Glenda Baim
Camera Operators ; Tony McCarthy, Ray Densham
Make-Up: Harry Davo
Sound Engineer: D. Farge
Musical Direction and Arrangement: Art Strauss
Produced by: Harold Baim
Directed by: Kavanagh

(especially recorded for this film).   

Perfidia (m.Alberto Dominguez Eng.w.Milton Leeds)
i) ‘The Starlight Serenaders’ (quartet*)
ii) Ted (Edmund) Hockridge (acc. quartet)

(Ol’) Rockin’ Chair (m&w Hoagy Carmichael)
s) Ike Hatch (acc.trio - piano gtr.& bass)
When Saturday Night comes round
s) Hatch (acc piano)

Just a-whistlin’ and a-whittlin’ (..and watchin’ the world go by) (m.Ralph Rainger w.Leo Robin)
s) Beryl Davis (acc quartet)

‘Cleopatra’s Nightmare’ (incl. Chime Dance & In the Hall of the Mountain King (Grieg) etc)
d) Wilson, Keppel & Betty (Patsy Knox)

Frenesi (m.Alberto Dominguez Eng.w.Sidney K.Russell & Ray Charles)
s) Beryl Davis acc. quartet incl. Johnny Denis (whistler & gtr)

Down Forget-me-not Lane (m&w Reg Morgan & Charlie Chester)

(Billy) DeHaven & (Dandy) Page (patter & song) (acc. novacord & dr.)

Sand dance (incl. Moments Musicaux no.3 (in Fmin)
(Schubert) & Ballet Egyptien (Luigini) etc)
d) Wilson & Keppel

Hawaiian War-Chant (Hawaiian trad. adpt. Johnny Noble & Prince Leleiohaku)

Serenaders quartet
[Serenaders - members of Oscar Rabin band (dir. by Harry Davis) -
Eddie Palmer (Novachord), Johnny Denis (gtr/hawaiian gtr), Ladie Walden (drums) & ‘Schnozzle’ (bass) ]

{compered by Bonar Colleano & Bryan Michie. Brief guest appearances by Harry Davis & Oscar Rabin}

All music should be cleared with 

De Wolfe Music 
Queen’s House 
180-182 Tottenham Court Road