News in a Nutshell - a new auto gyro, the launch of the talking clock, President Roosevelt on his yacht, a ship launch, and American Olympic team leaving for Berlin.
Item title reads - News in a Nutshell.
Intertitle - 'Hounslow' (Greater London). Various shots of a new auto gyro (giro) with a propellor on top as it takes off and flies away. M/S as it comes into land. M/S as the pilot gets out.
Intertitle - 'London.' M/S of a policeman in front of a department store, a man comes up and asks him the time. M/S interior, the Postmaster General makes a speech launching the talking clock. Various shots of the large amount of machinery that makes it work. The Mayoress of Holborn dials TIM to get the first announcement, and we hear the voice of Jane Cain telling us the time. M/S exterior of a woman looking at her watch, she enters a telephone box to ring for the correct time.
Intertitle - 'Rockland, Maine' (America, USA). C/U of the face of American President Franklin D. Roosevelt. M/S as he drives along towards the docks ready to board his yacht for a cruise. M/S of a row of seagulls stood on a roof. M/S as the American flag is raised. Various shots of Roosevelt on the boat with his three sons Franklin Junior, John and James. Good M/S of the President who waves and smiles at the camera. L/S of the yacht.
Intertitle - 'Walker-on-Tyne' - M/S of guard saluting and crowds standing by a car. L/S as the Duchess of York (later Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother) walks up to a platform and launches the cruiser "Sheffield". People wave and cheer and it splashes into the water. (Note: the soundtrack to this item is missing.)
Intertitle - 'U.S. Olympic Team sails for Berlin' (America, USA). High angled M/S as the American competitors board the ship. L/S of crowds on the dock. M/S of three pole vaulters (from left to right) W. N. Graber, K. Seeton and E. Meadows. Good C/U of Jesse Owens, he smiles. C/U Gene Venzke, C/U Frank Wykoff. M/S of the ladies' swimming and diving teams, they wave. C/U of diving champion Dorothy Poynton-Hill, C/U Lenore Kight Wingard, swimming champion. C/U of another girl. M/S of some competitors holding the Olympic Flag. C/U of American Olympic Chairman Mr Brundage making a speech about how he is sure they will be successful in the games. L/S as the ship sails away and people wave.
Note: the item 'Archery Contest at Selkirk' is missing from this edition.