Famous author J. B. Priestley and wife run country houses as hostels for evacuated.
SLATE INFORMATION: POSTSCRIPT TO BLITZ BY JB PRIESTLEY
ENGLAND: Leominster Herefordshire
GV Mr. and Mrs. Priestley with Children. SV Mrs. Priestley picks up baby and Mr. Priestley talks to baby. CU Priestley talks to baby. S INT V. Mr. Muggeridge with Tommy Malone on knee with cable from Mrs. Roosevelt. CU cable SV Mr. Muggeridge reads out cable. LV children in garden, flowers around. CU little girl being given flower. LV children in garden. CU Mr. and Mrs. Priestley waiting for arrival of toys. GV Truck arriving outside beautiful house, children gather around it. CU inscription on truck "Presented by British American Ambulance Corps". pan to women getting out toys, children watching. LV distributing toys to children. SV Woman puts baby on toy horse, other children around. CU baby on horse cries and starts to suck thumb. CU little girl tries to undo parcel. SV kid riding in toy motor car. CU little boy riding in toy motor car
CU Priestley talking to baby:- "How is Jim? huh? Jim's your name?" Mrs. Priestley speaks:- "John". Mr. Priestley:- "John Smith. Well you are better here than in London, aren't you boy? Em?" Baby grunts. Priestley "Better here than in London."
SV Mr. Muggeridge with Tommy Malone, reads out Mrs. Roosevelt cable. Mr. Muggeridge speaks:- "I have your picture and I think you are a very brave looking little boy." ORIG NEG. and BLUE FROM ORIG. NEG.
Travel shot through window to children feeding at table. INT. CU Kid eating off spoon. INT. LV of babies feeding. INT CU pan of babies being fed. INT CU woman pan down to baby being fed. INT. Top GV Priestley at piano and children singing. Track shot from CU Priestley at piano to children singing. SCU pan of children singing and hitting tambourines CU little boy beating time. INT. SV Priestley smaking a pipe and playing at piano with children around
Background: Famous author J. B. Priestley and wife run country houses as hostels for evacuated.