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    Paramount newsreel celebrates 50th Anniversary of film.

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    U.S.A.: Narrated by Gilbert Martyn

    Fade to Creeper Title: 50 YEARS

    On April 14, 1894, a handful of New Yorkers became the first movie audience.

    Since that humble beginning, hundreds of millions -- from Main street to Chungking depend upon the motion pictures for education, for visualization of the world and its peoples, and for ENTERTAINMENT.

    Paramount News, today, salutes the Motion Picture's 50 years of amazing achievement...

    Exterior view of Paramount Theatre.
    Exterior of Theatre in Scarsdale. (New York).
    SV of people outside of theatre.
    Angle shot of crowd outside of theatre.
    Pan from sign 27th Street to shoe shop.
    Shot of shoe store on 27th Street.


    GV of still of nickoloden.
    CU of Edison.
    SV of man cranking projecting machine.
    SCU pan up man cranking projecting machine.
    GV people entering Nickoloden.
    SV girl at door takes tickets.
    SV interior of Nickoloden.
    SV of man playing piano.
    SV boys sitting in seats whistle and clap.
    GV of old time barber shop-barber men running around looking up steps where girl stands...quick motion.


    Shot of McKinley talking.
    SV of Teddy Roosevelt.
    Nearer Shot of Teddy Roosevelt.


    GV magician doing act - makes woman in chair disappear...quick motion.


    Shot of fire engine running down street - quick motion.
    Int. shot fireman enters door breaks window takes woman out of window - quick motion. Exterior of house fireman coming down ladder with woman - quick motion.


    Int. shot man drinks walks over to woman and chokes her.
    Man from behind curtain comes out walks over and separates woman and man.
    Man reaches into drawer and takes out gun-threatens man who saved woman - quick motion. (nat.sd).

    GV of Adolph Zukor on set.
    SCU Zukor sitting behind desk.
    SV Poster of Sarah Bernhardt in Queen Elizabeth on wall.
    Picture of Sarah Bernhardt in Queen Elizabeth - tracking shot away from screen.
    SV of sign sliding on screen-marked 'one moment please while we change the reels'. SCU's of old time actors ride past screen.
    GV of Cecil B. De Mille at camera.
    SV of Cecil B. De Mille at camera.

    Scene from 'Ten Commandments'.
    SV of Moses - 'Ten Commandments' Crowd shot.
    SV Warriors.
    Long shot of warriors charging on horses from 'Ten Commandments'.
    GOOD CU water caving in from both sides.
    SCU of Mary Pickford - "AMERICA'S SWEETHEART" written across screen.
    SV officer shakes Mary - Jack Holt looks on.
    Title: "you may lighten your sentence if you will telephone the French false positions of our guns."
    SV Mary shakes head-"NO".

    GV Rudolph Valentino riding across desert - "THE SHEIK" written across screen.
    Closer view Rudolph Valentino riding across desert.
    SCU Rudolph Valentino and girl on horse.

    SV of Bugler on horseback - 'THE COVERED WAGON' written across screen.
    Dissolves to horses riding across desert.
    Long shot of covered wagons - Indians attacking.

    Closer view of covered wagons - westerners firing at Indians on horseback.
    GV of cameras and man - 'SOUND.' written across screen.
    CU monitor - 'THE MOVIES TALK'

    ' Written across screen.
    CU disc - 'THE MOVIES TALK' written across screen.
    CU monitor.
    SV William Powell and Evelyn Brent-picture twists round and round and stops at SV again. (Nat.sd).
    GV Gary Cooper standing at bar.
    SCU Gary Cooper and BV Walter Houston. (Nat.sd).
    SCU Walter Houston smiling at Gary Cooper.
    SV of Gary Grant and Mae West.

    CU of Mae West... talking. (Nat.sd).
    Background: Paramount newsreel celebrates 50th Anniversary of film.

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    Reuters - British Paramount Newsreel
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