• Short Summary

    Republicans and Democrats choose their candidates for the US Presidential elections.

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    Chicago and San Francisco, United States of America (USA).

    Republicans' candidate Eisenhower and Democrats' candidate Stevenson are the finalists in the US Presidential run.


    SV. Boards being carried by people with slogans for Stevenson written on them. SV. On platform, group of men, among them ex-President Harry Truman, Senator Kefauver and presidential candidate Adlai Stevenson. SCU. Kefauver, Truman and Stevenson waving at crowds. AS. Boards being carried with state names on them, i.e. Nebraska, Tennessee. CU. Man wearing Indian head-dress. GV. More boards being carried campaigning for Stevenson. SCU. Woman carrying board with photograph of Kefauver on it. CU. People in crowd wearing Indian head-dress. GV. Boards being carried for Stevenson. CU. Smiling Stevenson. AS. Boards, placards and balloons with Stevenson written all over them. CU. Girl blowing toy trumpet. GV. Hall where all this is going on. SCU. Kefauver and Stevenson holding hands together.

    San Francisco.

    LV. Front of hotel with G.O.P. Headquarters written on it, in San Francisco. GV. In street, old jalopy coming round corner. One has "Young Republicans" on it, and the other "America Needs Ike". CU. Old car with "America Needs Ike" banner. SV. At airport, people walking along carrying banners for Nixon. AS. San Francisco international airport on building. SV. Nixon and wife coming from plane. CU. Nixon and wife. SV. People waving boards in favour of Nixon. SV. Coming down steps of plane, Harold Stassen, a man who leads a campaign against Nixon - he supports Governor Christian Herter. BV. Harold Stassen with people taking photographs of him. A banner is held up and on it is written "Young Americans for Eisenhower and Herter". SV. People behind barriers at airport with lots of boards favouring Nixon. GV. Street - a baby elephant leads the procession, and banners reading "Stick with Nixon", "Young Republicans", "Ike", "Young C.O.P."


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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:
    01:07:39:00 / 01:08:44:00

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