A series of screen tests filmed in the studios of the Napier radio station 2ZH and screened at the Gaiety De Luxe Theatre. The intention of the tests was to find a cast for an intended short comedy film, which did not eventuate.
Four Maori men, singing (no. 1) blackened faces, singing 'massa's in the cold cold ground'.
Small girl, poking her tongue out 'you're mean, I'm going to tell mummy on you'.
Older woman (no. 3) doing a recitation.
Young woman tap dancing. 'I've got a gorgeous new frock for the party tonight...'.
Woman speaking lines.
Man, speaking lines.
Young woman, (no. 7) singing. 'Mother, I'm so happy'.
Woman on chair (no. 8), speaking 'I feel frightfully disappointed not hearing from Ron....'.
Young woman, speaking 'Speak to me Willie...'. (lines from a popular medodrame, East Lynn).
Man (no. 10) speaking.
Small girl (no. 20), reciting nursery rhyme.
Woman dressed as a captain (no. 64); singing 'There's something about a soldier...'.
Woman (no. 56) and man (no. 45), reciting Shakespeare (Louis John Sweeney and Florence Moss - see Notes field)
Man (no. 48) and a young girl (no. 50) reciting.
Man No. 51 and woman No. 49 'Do you believe in love?'.
Two men (no. 63 and 59) 'I want to become a Clark Gable'.
Woman (no. 70) reciting 'Willie, Speak to me'...).
Man (no. 83) reciting.
Man (no. 34) speaking.
Woman (no. 84) '..A most dreadful thing, Jim's dead'.
Man (no. 103) - Clark Gable aspirant.
Woman (no. 69) reciting.
Maori man (no. 43) singing.
Woman (no. 116) reciting 'Willie, speak to me'.
Two men (no. 52 and 53) doing a skit. '18 pence for a bob'.
Woman (no. 124) doing recitation.
Two women (no. 46 & 55) doing a skit.
Four children (no. 16, 19, 17, 18) in a line, each speaking about themselves in turn. (no. 17 is Audrey Hill- (no relation to Lee Hill), (no. 18 is Jean Rippon?).
Boy (no. 58) being a comedian.