Footage of the funeral of Marcel Cerdan in Casablanca, Morocco.
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Funeral of Marcel Cerdan. Casablanca, Morocco.
LS Liberator aircraft arriving at Casablanca airport, carrying the coffin containing Cerdan's remains. CU Plane taxis to a standstill. LS People gathered round doorway of plane to see coffin brought out. MS Coffin being carried out of plane. MS Coffin being carried across airfield. CU Cerdan's two brothers - Antoine and Armand. One wipes his eyes with handkerchief. MS Back view coffin being loaded onto truck. LS Back view the truck driving off to Casablanca Stadium, where the body will rest until the funeral. MS The truck arriving at the stadium. MS The coffin is carried into a catafalque. MS The coffin reposing in the catafalque, guarded by sportsmen. MS Elevated Cerdan's widow, escorted by his two brothers, walks up to the coffin. CU His widow standing before coffin blessing it with holy water.
MS Elevated mourners gathered before coffin. MS People queuing up at the Stadium to pay tribute to Cerdan. MS People queuing up at the Stadium to pay tribute to Cerdan. MS People queuing. MS Back view people filing into the stadium. MS People blessing the body as they pass. MS Back view people queuing up. MS People entering and leaving the catafalque. CU The wife of General Juin walks up to coffin. CU She blesses coffin. CU She kisses Cerdan's widow. MS Madame Juin standing before coffin. MS Back view Madame Juin standing before coffin. LS Procession carrying coffin leaving the stadium. LS Elevated flower-laden cars passing along street.
LS Elevated hearse followed by crowds. MS and CU. Horse-drawn hearse. (2 shots). MS Officials following behind hearse. MS Hears passing and chief mourners following. MS Spectators. CU Nicole Pelissard, European Diving champion holds Cerdan's belt as she walks in procession. MS Hearse passing. MS Mourners following. MS Coffin being carried into the cemetery. MS. Spectators. MS Nicole Pelissard leading bearers with coffin into cemetery. MS Mourners waiting at cemetery. MS Nicole Pelissard, carrying belt, standing beside coffin.
MS Damissio, Champion French high jumper, standing beside coffin. MS M. Robert Lacoste making speech in front of church. MS Flags being held over grave. MS Choirboys in procession. CU Priest in procession. CU The two athletes holding trophies. CU The coffin being carried to grave. CU Spectators. One woman weeps. CU The Cerdan family grave.