• Short Summary

    President Truman is nominated as candidate for the presidential elections.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "HOBSON'S CHOICE FOR U.S. DEMOCRATS".

    United States of America (USA).

    Long shot of the crowded street, rubber donkey mascot of Democrats with nodding head is lifted over crowd on the street. Crowd outside Convention Hall during Democratic Party convention in Philadelphia. General view of Democratic Party Convention, delegates with sign boards milling around. Three Hawaiians waving.

    Herbert Hoover leaving White House with Mrs Hoover. Stops to greet Mrs Eleanor Roosevelt on steps of White House. Hoover proceeds to join the President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in car. Close up shot of Hoover and Roosevelt in car. Long shot of the crowded square - or park? Roosevelt speaking, addressing the crowds (natural sound).

    Long shot of the men making roads. Closer shot of the road workers. Tennessee Valley Dam - water spouting from sides in foreground. Air shot of sluice gates of dam pouring water. Air shot, back view of the dam with water pouring from sluice gates. Closer shot of water pouring from sluice gates. Close up shot of Social Security Act Bill. Close up shot of Social Security Act. Several shots of Stalin, Roosevelt and Churchill at Yalta Conference.

    Chairman of Democratic Convention calling order by knocking table with mallet. Long high angle shot of the convention. Men picking up placards of Dwight Eisenhower (Ike). Workman on ladder pulling down the sign "Eisenhower for President". Pan down to board on floor with Eisenhower's name on it. Two men rolling down Eisenhower's photograph from window.

    Four girls with Truman placards. Harry Truman and friend leaving haberdashery shop. Truman points to sign on window with walking stick and walks away. Truman and several other men walking along street, he shakes hands with boys.

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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:
    01:06:32:00 / 01:09:00:00

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