• Short Summary

    The four Foreign Ministers conference begins in Moscow.

  • Description

    Moscow, Russia, Soviet Union (USSR, Russian Federation).

    Various shots of the streets and buildings in Moscow where the four powers Foreign Ministers conference takes place. Various shots of the arrival of Britain's Foreign Minister Ernest Bevin to Moscow train station. Andre Vishinsky and several other dignitaries greet him on train platform. They walk away. Several shots of Mr Bevin speaking into mike at station, surrounded by press - natural sound. He is glad to be back in Moscow, greetings from British people, will try to make a sound peace, good wishes to the people of the Soviet Union. Various shots of Bevin shaking hands with Vishinsky, leaving station and driving through the streets of Moscow.

    Various shots of the arrival of French Foreign Minster Georges Bidault arriving to Moscow train station. Andre Vishinsky and other dignitaries are there to greet him. Train arriving, Mr Bidault leaving train, shaking hands with Vishinsky, chats for a while and walks away. Several shots of Mr Bidault speaking into mike surrounded by the press - natural sound, in French. He is happy to be in Moscow again and he is hoping that the conference will be successful and preserve the peace. Mr Bidault leaving station, getting into car and drives off.

    Various shots of the greeting committee waiting for arrival of American Secretary of State General George Marshall. Mr Vishinsky chatting with American Ambassador Walter Beddell Smith. Plane landing, General Marshall leaving plane and shaking hands with the Ambassador and Mr Vishinsky. General Marshal is accompanied by John Foster Dulles. General Marshall speaking into mikes with press and dignitaries around - natural sound. He is saying this is his first visit to Moscow, he is happy to be here, encounters difficulties but is confident that the agreement will be reached and peace preserved.

    Information found in the old record - Cuts 47/23.

    Cataloguer's note - The music that accompanies the sequence immediately after Mr Bevin's speech (his departure from the station and driving around Moscow streets) is the same music later used in 'Monty Pyton Flying Circus' - the outcome of this 'unfortunate' choice is quite interesting.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:43:35:00 / 01:51:09:00
    UN 1719 B

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