Mudcat Café message #243098 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #22454   Message #243098
Posted By: Liz the Squeak
15-Jun-00 - 07:00 PM
Thread Name: Who is J. Arthur Rank, anyway?
Subject: RE: Who is J. Arthur Rank, anyway?
The gong was cardboard and they had to be really careful it didn't swing in the breeze. The real gong sound was made on J Arthurs dinner gong. A real gong that size would be about 3 octaves deeper and be far too heavy for the chains holding it up.....

In Carry on Up the Khyber, a play is made on this, where a lackey hits a gong and the Kharsi of Kalibar (Kenneth Williams - did anyone else see that great programme on tonight, UK terestrial TV) says 'Oh what Rank stupidity....' Well I thought it was funny.