• Short Summary

    Harold MacMillan visits new homes built to solve the housing crisis.

  • Description

    Desford, Leicestershire

    GV Crowds of people in front of the first two people's houses. SV Minister of Housing, Mr Harold MacMillan, greeting architect Mr Frank Appleton. CU Mr MacMillan. SCU Mr Appleton. LV The people's houses. SV Pan down from top storey to Mr. MacMillan opening door. SCU Mr. MacMillan opens door and enters house. SV. Woman in crowd pan down to small child in pushchair. SCU Mr. & Mrs Appleton studying plans of houses. CU Mr. Appleton. CU Mrs Appleton who helped him with the design. CU Plans. GV Interior, people's house. Mr Reast and children, Karen (two) and William (four) seated at table in lounge. Mr Reast walks over to service hatch. SCU Mr Reast serving food through hatch. SV Reverse angle, service hatch as seen from kitchen. Mr. Reast peering through hatch. SV Mrs Reast washing up in kitchen helped by William. CU William wiping up. SV Hot water pipes pan to continuously burning fire. SV Mr Reast at outside coal cellar (part of house). CU Mr Reast shovelling coal. SV Mrs Reast smoothing bed. CU Small wardrobe. SV Mrs Reast adjusts hair in mirror and goes to small concealed cupboard. GV Reast family at fireside.

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    N.B. The voiceover suggests that the assistance given by the architect's wife has made the house ideal for the housewife to look after. The drive to build more council houses was an important part of the Conservative Government's policy.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:01:30:00 / 01:02:51:00

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