Unissued / unused footage - dates and locations may be unclear / unknown.
Cuts from newsreel 46/51 - Daily Mail Film Awards.
Dorchester Hotel, London.
Lord Esmond Cecil Harmsworth Rothermere makes speech before microphone about the Daily Mail National Film Awards. He introduces James Mason and Margaret Lockwood as the first recipients of the awards, judged the most outstanding British actor and actress in the war years. He then mentions Mr (Antatole) De Grunwald and Anthony Asquith for their involvement of the making of the "great British war film", 'The Way To The Stars'. He says his wife will present the trophies.
Film star actress Margaret Lockwood, wearing an enormous white fur coat, makes her acceptance speech then sits down. Producer / screenwriter Anatole De Grunwald makes acceptance speech, with director Anthony Asquith standing behind him. Asquith makes brief speech, paying tribute to the whole film unit.
Mute section shows Lockwood making her speech, taken from side angle that shows actor James Mason sitting on the platform, listening and applauding. Mute shots of the winners all leaving the platform. Lockwood and Mason pose with Lady Rothermere and their awards.