• Short Summary

    Round up of Christmas items - a comic confection for Christmas.

  • Description

    Various Locations - Christmas Story.

    LV. Floodlit St. Pauls Cathedral. GV. University of London choir singing 'While Shepherds Watched' SV. University of London choir singing 'While Shepherds Watched' SV. Dome of St. Pauls. & SCU. SV. Pan, Choir singing last verse of 'While Shepherds Watched' (Oxford St.) GV. Decorated Selfridges department store - night time (Dubbed) SV. Selfridges. Father Xmas cut-out (Dubbed) SV. Dolly shot - Selfridges lights (Dubbed) SV. People looking in store window. SCU. Snow falling on people looking in window (Dubbed) SV. Dickens cut-out window (Dubbed) (Pinewood Picturegoer Christmas Party) SCU. Phyllis Calvert and James Hayter as Mr. Pickwick. SV. Norman Wisdom kissing Margaret Lockwood before giving her present from Christmas Tree. LV. Presents being handed out by Norman Wisdom and Joan Rice from Xmas Tree. SCU. Joan Rice kissing Jack Warner after giving him present. CU. 'Robin Hood' (Richard Todd) SV. Towards, Margaret Lockwood and Norman Wisdom followed by other stars playing 'Oranges and Lemons'. SCU. Peter Reynolds followed by girl, and Jack Warner coming under arch. SV. Lockwood, Hayter and Calvert drinking. SCU. Glasses toasting Xmas 1952 (Diane Hart)


    SV. People shopping in Oxford St. SV. Woman trying on a natural Canadian silver-blue mink £3150. SV. Angle shot reflection in glass. CU. Pan from salesman to price ticket in coat. Bond Street. GV. Bond Street. SV. Jewellery in shop window. SV. Couple entering swank jewellers - Commissionaire at door. CU. Ornate candlestick on counter. CU. man admiring jewellery. SV. Woman trying on diamond necklace valued £6750. CU. Woman wearing necklace. CU. Woman's wrist wearing watch value £1275 and bracelet £2075. SV. Tray of jewellery valued £30,000 & CU. out of focus Berwick Street. SV. Cheap jewellery stall in Berwick Market SCU. Pan down from women to cheap jewellery on stall. CU. Pan Jewellery. Petticoat Lane. GV. Crowded Petticoat Lane. SV. Line of turkeys hanging at butchers. CU. Pan, turkeys.

    SV. Crowd, of children and adults looking into store window. SV. Pan down from swinging toy monkeys to toy trick cyclist, moving. SV. Swinging monkeys. CU. Animated puppets. SV. Kids with nose pressed against window. CU. Boys nose on window. GV. Interior, crowded store. SV. Small boy watching mechanical toys. CU. Mechanical toy. CU. Small girl dancing with excitement. SCU. Boys watching toy trains & SV. CU. Children watching in wonder. CU. Small girl. SV. Walking dolls on counter. SV. Richard Hearne sequence - first 4' for voice. CU. Sign 'Professor Goofy's inventions' SV. Richard Hearne saying 'If anyone wants to look at inventions stay away and mind your own business.' SCU. Audience laughing SCU. Richard Hearne demonstrating windscreen. wiper spectacles. CU. Hearne puts out cigarette on brick. CU. Audience laughing. SCU. Hearne demonstrating bottomless cup. SV. Bald-headed man pushing way through crowd. CU. Bald-headed man. SV. Hearne demonstrating ashtray with fan. & CU. CU. off-screen voice asking for comb for bald-headed man. BV. Bald-headed man. SV. Hearne saying 'Call again Tuesday' SV. Hearne demonstrating secret drinker Picks up brick and dashes away. SV. Hearne chasing through toy room. A.S. Running downstairs looking over banisters. SV. Bald-headed man walking downstairs. CU. Hearns throws brick SV. Brick landing on bald-headed man - he sinks to floor. CU. Bald-headed man rubbing head.


    SCU. Chimpanzee (from Billy Smart's Circus) Father Christmas losing temper with radiogram. SV. Chimpanzees eating at table. CU. Chimpanzees picking At Christmas pudding until a Chimpanzee bends down and bites pudding. CU. Monkey turning round to watch. Various shots of chimps eating, drinking and playing with Christmas decorations.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:30:45:00 / 01:37:07:00

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