Managing Director of Associated British Picture Corporation gets a CBE.
Full title reads: "Mr C J Latta Honoured - Technicolor".
Ext of Foreign Office building in Whitehall. CU Sign 'Foreign Office'. CU Sigh "Downing St.".
Several limousines arrive carrying CJ Latta (Managing Director of Associated British Picture Corporation (ABPC)) and his family. Various shots of the family group as they go inside.
Various close shots of CJ's car showing Variety Club badge and personalised number plate.
Various shots of family members in Foreign Office waiting for ceremony. They take a close look at the CBE that is to be present to Mr Latta. G Thomas-Cummings the editor of Pathe News is there to congratulate CJ. The family group pose for cameras.
Foreign Secretary RA 'Rab' Butler arrives to present the award to Latta. He greets the family and then presents the award. Champagne is served after the presentation and a toast is drunk to CJ Latta. VS of CJ chatting to family and friends. Shots of Butler and Latta. Shots of CJ and Mrs Latta admiring the medal. Various other friends and family take a look.
Ext Foreign Office shots of CJ with family and medal.
Cataloguer's Note: CJ Latta was awarded the CBE at the Foreign Office because he was an American citizen - MD.