• Short Summary

    Various shots of Italian film industry people in audience to meet the Pope at St Peter's, the Pope is carried through the crowds into the Basilica.

  • Description

    Unissued / unused material - dates and locations may be unclear / unknown.

    Italian Newsreel item.

    Rome, Italy

    LS Frontage of St Peter's in Rome. Various shots of a papal audience gathered to meet Pope Pius XII (Eugenio Pacelli), who wants to meet members of the Italian film industry to encourage them in the abolition of corrupt films. Also present are American Bishop O'Connor, Under-Secretary to the President of Council on Scalfaro, Director General of the Spectacle De Pirro, Sports and Tourism Minister Ponti and President of Catholic Action Professor Gedda. Amongst the actors are Fosco Fiachetti, Umberto Spadaro, Isa Miranda, Delia Scala, producers Remigio Paone.

    Night scene, various shots, the Pope appears being carried through cheering crowds into the Basilica on his throne, and lowered into position. MS St Peter's, Rome.

    Note: "Date received" on original paperwork reads: 29/06/1955. Italian commentary.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2686.12
    Media URN:
    79678
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    1955
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:20:24:00 / 01:21:13:00
    Canister:
    UN 2747 I

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