Something brought the memory of Charles Laughton to my mind the other day. I remembered being charmed and instructed by his readings which were popular in the fifties. He was a superb actor as can be seen in the following video.
This clip is from a 1948 Hollywood movie called "On Our Merry Way". Hard to believe, but this scene was cut from the movie. In fact, I understand that all his work was removed from this particular film as not fitting the story theme. Fortunately, the cuts were saved for our enjoyment today.