• Short Summary

    Howard Hughes' plane, new presidents in Italy & Argentina, Swedish Royal heir christened.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Big Shots".

    United States of America, USA.

    Various shots of the huge Howard Hughes' experimental flying boat on back of large truck driving slowly along. Shot of the huge nose of plane and close up of wingspan give some idea of huge size of plane.

    Milan and Rome, Italy.

    Various shots of crowds in Milan and Rome on the declaration of the Republic. The crowd carries hundreds of flags, some surmounted with the hammer and sickle. M/S of Alcide de Gaspieri making announcement over radio. He announces exile of King Umberto and declare Italy a republic.

    Buenos Aires, Argentina.

    Various shots of crowds in Buenos Aires. Various shots of General Juan Peron signing papers as he becomes president, General Farrell hands over seal of office and embraces Peron. M/S of Peron taking the salute at march past. Various shots of march past of Argentine troops dressed in German style helmets. Elevated shots of crowds and the military parade.

    Stockholm, Sweden.

    Various shots at the christening of Karl Gustav, the baby son of Prince Gustaf Adolf of Sweden. Royal party leaving church after the ceremony. Good C/U of baby Karl. He is heir to Swedish throne.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:46:46:00 / 01:49:09:00

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