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  • Short Summary

    General Calles and President Obregon at a political rally in Mexico.

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    Peace in Mexico. Enthusiastic crowd of 50,000 see General Calles takes oath of office.

    Title reads: "Gen. Calles arrives at the great stadium with President Obregon, the retiring executive".

    M/S of General Plutarco Elias Calles, Pesident Alvaro Obregon and an entourage of officials coming up stairs in the sports stadium, behind them the spectator terraces are packed, a row of drummers stands on the steps. M/S, looking over the heads of journalists, press photographers and cameramen, of Obregon, Calles and entourage standing behind a large desk on a raised platform somewhere on the stadium pitch.

    M/S of Calles and Obregon standing behind the desk with a large gold trophy on, one of the men waves. Panning shot of the stadium the pitch and the terraces are packed with people.

    Intertitle: "Alvaro Obregon's last appearance as President - with Sec. of Foreign Relations Saenz (2d from right), who is retained in Calles cabinet".

    M/S of Obregon, Saenz, Calles and other important looking men standing behind the desk.

    Intertitle: "To work solely for the benefit of the Republic - Gen. Calles takes oath of office and is overwhelmed by throng's enthusiastic reception".

    M/S of the men behind the desk, Calles has his right arm raised in a Nazi-style salute. C/U of a group of men on the platform, there is it a lot of movement and it's difficult to work out who is who. C/U of Calles, looking over the heads of the crowd around him. C/U of Calles picking up a little girl.

    Intertitle: "Among the prominent guests - Samuel Gompers, head of American Federation of Labor, and Deputy Morones, Mexican labor leader".

    C/U of Gompers and Morones chatting.

    Intertitle: "The vast multitude streams from the stadium, happy in the augury of continued peace in Mexico".

    Panning shot of packed stadium, people are streaming towards the exits, showered in bits of paper as they go. Various shots of crowds leaving the stadium and marching through city streets, some carry banners and placards.

    Intertitle: "A native Indian band adds to the tumult in the midst of the sea of sombreros .."

    M/S, taken from the back of a slow moving vehicle, of a band of men in sombreros playing brass instruments. Top shot of the "sea of sombreros" moving through the streets.

    Intertitle: "I will welcome all foreigners ... Gen. Calles speaking to the vast crowd from a hotel balcony".

    C/U, in profile, of General Plutarco Elias Calles, giving a passionate speech. Panning top shot over the heads of a crowd.

    Note: for alternative version please see record for - PEACE IN MEXICO (short version) - also in G 1148. AH 2000.

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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:
    01:30:27:00 / 01:34:41:00
    G 1148

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