• Short Summary

    Osteopath Dr Stephen Ward sketches Terry-Thomas at his Devonshire Street surgery in London.

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    M/Ss and C/Us of osteopath Dr Stephen Ward in his Devonshire Street surgery in London, manipulating the back of a male patient who is stretched out on the table before him. C/U of his hands working on the man's back,; mix through into C/U of his hand sketching. Commentator tells us how, after reaching the top of his profession Stephen decided to conquer another field: art.

    M/S of Stephen sketching and looking up at his subject. C/U of his subject's hands; in one of them is a cigarette in a holder; tilt up to show it is Terry-Thomas, looking rather serious. C/U of the portrait taking shape; M/S from behind Stephen Ward as we see Terry-Thomas wipe his nose with a handkerchief.

    C/Us of Stephen sketching , intercut with his portraits on the wall of Harold Macmillan, AP Herbert and Sophia Loren. Great C/U of Terry-Thomas sitting solemnly for his portrait; he raises his eyes to the camera and winks at us!

    Stephen hands the finished portrait to TT, who studies it and grins with cigarette holder in his mouth. He puts it up on the mantelpiece to admire it; C/U of the portrait - it is very good. TT points out something on the picture as Stephen's hand comes into shot to light TT's cigarette.

    I'm not sure if the sketching scenes were shot at Devonshire Street or Dunstable Mews.

    Note: Fascinating film about Stephen Ward at work! On file is an interesting news article from The Daily Herald about 'The Harley Street artist who draws his patients'; a hand drawn map from Herbert Kretzmer on how to get to Dunstable Mews and Devonshire Street, and a 10x8 b/w photo of Stephen Ward sketching - on a bookcase in the background is a photo of a young dark haired girl who could be Christine Keeler...? Alternative spelling for search purposes: Terry Thomas.

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    Colour pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:24:00 / 01:01:57:00
    CP 315

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