• Short Summary

    A Labour and Conservative MP win the release of Mrs Harriet Thornton from a mental home.

  • Description

    Various (Cane Hill, Bexley, Darenth Park, Friern Barnet &, Houses of Parliament).

    As a part of their campaign against the chaotic lunacy laws, Labour and Conservative MP win the release of woman patient, Mrs Harriet Thornton, from a mental institution. SV. Mrs Thornton with son and uncle walking towards camera out of gates of a hospital. Camera pans to notice "Cane Hill Hospital". LV. Bexley hospital. CU. Sign "Bexley Hospital". CU. Sign "Darenth Park Hospital". CU. "Friern Hospital". GV. Mrs Harriet Thornton with MP's - Doctor Johnston, Conservative MP, on her right and Mr Dodds on her left, they leave houses of Parliament. CU. Doctor Johnston. CU. Mr Norman Dodds, Labour MP. CU. Mrs Thornton talks to Mr Dodds. GV. Mrs Thornton and the two MP's walking away. LV. Houses of Parliament. GV. Mrs Thornton with the two MP's chatting around the table in Pathe House - great cockerel behind them! CU. Doctor Johnson and Mrs Thornton (natural sound). Voice asks: "Mrs Thornton would you tell us how you came to be certified?" She answers: "I don't know... three men came into the house one morning..." GV. Mr Dodds and Mrs Thornton. Voice asks: "Mr Dodds, what plans have you and Dr Johnson for your future Campaign?" Mr Dodds answers, talks about fight against injustices of present laws.

    (Neg.) (Title Scene "G")

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    599.22
    Media URN:
    32144
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    01/11/1956
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:29:48:00 / 01:31:46:00
    Canister:
    56/88

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