• Short Summary

    Film stars and army troops turn out for Hollywood premiere of film 'Breakthrough'.

  • Description

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

    American newsreel titles read: '"BREAKTHROUGH" HAS IMPRESSIVE HOLLYWOOD PREMIERE'.

    Hollywood, California, United States of America.

    General view of Warner Theatre (cinema) with illuminated billboards at night, for premiere of film 'Breakthrough'. Army tank drives past cinema. Crowds outside. M/S of film star / actress Joan Crawford posing with star of the film Frank Lovejoy and his wife. C/U of another actor of the film, David Brian, speaking into microphone. General view of crowd waving and hollering.

    M/S of film star / actress Patricia Neal looking very glam. M/S of film star / actor Gordon McRae interviewing John Agar (another actor from 'Breakthrough'). M/S of group - actress Ruth Roman, studio boss / movie mogul Jack L Warner and his brother Harry M Warner, plus McRae. General views of cinema with troops marching past and entering foyer.

    'Breakthrough' is described by commentator as "a great motion picture tribute to the men of the First Army". Halliwell's film guide describes it as 'Adventures of a US army unit in Normandy after D-Day'.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:58:43:00 / 01:59:32:00
    UN 2305 D

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