Pathe correspondents from all over the world send Christmas greetings to Britain.
Item title reads - Calling the world. Pathe correspondents send Christmas greetings from around the world.
L/S of the Houses of Parliament across the river at dusk. M/S's Trafalgar Square with Christmas tree alight. M/S pan up the Christmas tree. M/S Piccadilly Circus. High angle shots Regent street. Several shots of shop windows. High angle shot Edinburgh. M/S Princes street. M/S people looking in shop windows. C/U child pointing into window. M/S shop window. C/U model of Father Christmas on sleigh.
C/U sign in Welsh (Merry Christmas) L/S crowds in street. M/S as girl in Welsh National dress buys Christmas tree. C/U as another girl does the same. M/S as the two girls walk along street. M/S City Hall, Belfast. M/S crowds crossing street. C/U sign in Gaelic. M/S girl looking in shop window. Various shots Mansion House, Dublin, pan down to M/S of crib. C/U crib.
L/S Canadian Rocky Mountains then montage of shots including skiing, buying Christmas trees etc. as Canadian correspondent sends his greetings. Various shots of New York as American man sends greetings, we see trees covered in lights, and people ice skating etc.
Various shots Caribbean with palm trees and beach. Various shots girls dancing and man doing limbo. L/S beach as correspondent there sends his greetings. Various shots from Australia of Bondi beach with crowds having fun, lifeguards, surfers etc. Voice sends greetings. L/S Hong Kong harbour with fisherman, boats etc. Various shots crowded market place as voice speaks.
M/S as Indian voice starts speaking over pictures of the Taj Mahal, people in streets etc. M/S of bison, elephants etc. as Rhodesian voice starts. M/S village, various shots man hollowing out log. Voice from Lapland starts and we see a reindeer pull a sleigh, various shots of children being given presents.
A German voice starts and guards patrol around the Berlin wall. M/S of the wall, pan to Christmas tree. Various street shots etc. Various shots of Christmas lights in West Germany. French voice starts and we see the Arc de Triomphe, Champs Elysees, Moulin Rouge and dancers inside.
Various shots of the Vatican and St. Peter's Church with people milling about. Interior shots of church full of people. C/U stained glass window as Italian correspondent sends greetings.
Various shots of the countryside around Bethlehem. M/S Bethlehem. C/U bell ringing. M/S crowds in market. M/S Arabs buying goods from stall. M/S walled part of city. C/U sign 'Church of Annunciation'. M/S man lighting candles on altar. C/U St. Mary's Well. M/S Bethlehem and surrounding country.