Various shots of leaders of France's political parties, summoned to the Elysee Palace by President Auriol, to resolve France's crisis.
Unused / unissued material - dates and locations may be unclear or unknown.
MS. Exterior view of the courtyard at the Elysee Palace. MS. Car drawing up at steps of the Palace. MS. Press cameramen. LS. Back view of Mr. Vincent Auriol, President of French Republic, walking up steps to Palace, having summoned the leaders of all the different parties to the Elysee to discuss the situation. CU Two pressmen doing crossword while they wait. MS. M. Eduoard Herriott (President of the "Chambre des Deputes) walking up steps of the Elysee, Paris. MS. Pressmen swarming round M. Henri Queuille (Prime Minister) on the steps of the Elysee. MS. Queuille surrounded by pressmen, speaking into hand-held microphone. MS. Maurice Thorez, Communist Party leader, arriving. CU M. Gaston Monnerville (President of the Republican Committee) leaving surrounded by press. MS. M. Guy Mollet and M Charles Lucy arriving. CU Georges Bidault (French Foreign Minister) standing on steps talking to press. CU M. Pleven and M. Avinin arriving.
Note: Date on original paperwork reads: 07/10/1949.