Nina Ponomareva allowed to return to Russia & Father stopped from taking a girl to Russia.
Marlborough St. & Surrey Docks, London.
NINA COMES TO COURT
Nina Ponomareva, Soviet athlete accused for theft of five hats appears at Magistrate Court, she is found guilty but discharged so she can go home. GV. Russian Embassy with press standing around outside. Slip pan - SV. Police standing outside the entrance of Marlborough Street Magistrates Court. CU. Sign "Marlborough Street Magistrates Court". GV. Crowds outside the entrance of the court. LV. Massed crowds outside the court. SV. Crowds and photographers outside the court. LV. Crowds waiting outside the entrance. SCU. Crowds and motorcyclist policemen. SV. Police coming out of back entrance as Nina Ponomareva's car follows them, pan as car goes up street.
GV. Russian ship "Viacheslav Molotov" tied up alongside Surrey Dock. Angle shot, funnel of ship showing Hammer and Sickle. LV. Nina's car driving through dock gates. GTV. Members of press, Russian officials, and others gathered round Nina Ponomareva before she embarks. SCU. Nina surrounded by Russian officials. SCU. Pan Nina, walking to gangway, & SV. SV. Pan, Nina walking up gangway followed by Russian officials. Angle shot, Russian sailors looking down from ship. Angle shot, Nina stepping on board from top of gangway. SV. Pan, Russian sailor carrying parcels etc., up gangway into ship. LV. Ship with sailors carrying up luggage. SV. Russian sailor carrying parcels up gangway into ship.
BABY TATIANA CHVASTOVA DECLARED WARD OF COURT
A girl is taken off-board on demand of Court. Her Russian father wants to take her to Russia against the wishes of her American mother. British judge declares her a ward of Court until the matter is settled. SCU. Pan, solicitor arriving at quayside to remove a passenger Tatiana Chvastova from the ship. SV. Russian officials looking up at ship. LV. Baby Tatiana Chvastova being carried down gangway by her father, Alexis Chvastov. CU. Father carrying baby down gangway. CU. Pan, father carrying baby down gangway, father and baby walk away from ship. SV. Father and Tatiana hurriedly getting into car. SV. Towards and pan, car driving quickly away from quayside followed by pressmen running after it. LV. Pressmen running after car. SV. Russian ship moving away from quayside. CU. Funnel. GV. At dusk, Russian ship draws away from quayside to return to Russia.