• Short Summary

    The Democrats meet in Chicago to choose their Presidential candidate.

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    Chicago, Illinois, United States of America. - Democratic Party Convention.

    GV. Chicago street, pan to convention hall (for super title). GV. Averell Harriman supporters with banners in station. SV. Kefauver supporters with placards. CU. Bell of sousaphone. SV. Band. SV. Delegates walking past trombone. CU. Past drum. SCU. Democrats 'Spike Ike' sign. Sign raises to "Back Barkley, Democrats". CU. Type waving. CU. Donkey wearing coonskin cap. SV. Senator Estes Kefauver shaking hands with supporters. CU. Kefauver. MV. Averell Harriman conferring with Roosevelt's secretary, Grace Tully, and Roosevelt jnr. CU. Franklin D. Roosevelt jnr. pan to Averell Harriman. SV. Mrs India Edwards (Democratic Party Vice-Chairman) running for Vice-President standing by poster. CU. Mrs. India Edwards waving. GV. Interior, Convention Hall. SCU. Virginian delegation. CU. Leader of South Carolina delegation. GV. Packed hall. LV. Delegates getting to feet and applauding. SV. Crowd applauding Governor Adlai Stevenson. SCU. Stevenson waving. SV. Delegates applauding. SCU. Stevenson about to speak. Cheers subside. He says. "And who leads us is less important than what leads us. What convictions, what courage, what faith, win or lose, a man does not save a century or a civilization, but a militant party wedded to a principle can". GV. Delegates applauding.

    (Orig. F.G.) (Orig."A")

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:04:19:00 / 01:05:44:00

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