W. Somerset Maugham seen at his home on the Riviera, he plays with his dogs and walks in his garden.
US Secretary of State Acheson in ceremonial procession through Oxford with other officials.
Cuts from newsreel 46/85 - Somerset Maugham interviewed by John Parsons.
News in a Nutshell - a brass band rally, Somerset Maugham's daughter marries, garden party at Buckingham Palace, launch of a Polish destroyer, and a bridge in New York.
Somerset Maugham, Sir Alan Cunningham in Palestine, Jimmy Byrnes with President Truman.
Photographer Ida Kar snaps sculptor Sir Charles Wheeler at work in his studio.
Auction of paintings at Sotheby's. London.
Various footage of the author Somerset Maugham - he speaks of his writing and is seen at home.