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  • Short Summary

    The funeral of ex-president Woodrow Wilson.

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    United States of America (aka USA).

    Title: "AMERICA MOURNS - Dr. Woodrow Wilson - 28th President - Scholar - Statesman & champion of the League of Nations".

    M/S of soldiers saluting outside a grand house, pall bearers carry the ex-President's coffin down the garden path, in the background press photographers stand on a wall taking pictures. High angled shot of the coffin bearers loading the coffin into the back of a hearse. M/S of Mrs. McAdoo (Wilson's daughter), in a black veil, being escorted out of the house by a young man, they get into a chauffeur driven car.

    M/S of the funeral cortege moving slowly down a crowd lined street, soldiers march alongside the hearse. Most of the screen irises in to black with a large graphic of funeral wreath, the image is in the bottom right corner. M/S of the funeral procession, the image is cropped into a circle. L/S of a cathedral. High angled shot of the coffin being taken out of the hearse and carried into a church, a crowd of mourners watch. M/S of the funeral cortege leaving the church, passing a large crowd of mourners. High angled shot of the hearse pulling up outside the church, the coffin is seen being unloaded. High angled shot of three women in black veils being helped out of a car outside the church.

    A portrait of Wilson appears on screen surrounded by small cartoons depicting important moments in his life - his birthplace, at Princetown and being sworn in as president. The other pictures fade to black leaving the portrait and the words - 'Commander in Chief'. Around the portrait appear pictures of First World War soldiers and warships. L/S of the cathedral, superimposed curtains open, the words - 'Woodrow Wilson Rest In Peace' - appear, the curtains close.

    More shots of the funeral cortege of President of United States of America (USA), Woodrow Wilson, moving down crowd lined streets.

    Intertitle: "Laid to rest in Bethlehem Chapel of the National Cathedral ...' (rest of intertitle obscured by timecode).

    More shots of the funeral cortege leaving the church. More shots of the hearse arriving at the church, the coffin is seen being unloaded.

    Intertitle: "Mr. and Mrs. McAdoo - Mrs. McAdoo, formerly Eleanor Wilson, is a daughter of the departed".

    M/S of the veiled Mrs. McAdoo and husband leaving the family home.

    Intertitle: "The National Cathedral on Mount St. Albans, where Woodrow Wilson will lie in eternal slumber".

    L/S of the cathedral. High angled shots of Mrs. McAdoo entering the cathedral with two other women in veils - similar to record a.

    Intertitle: "Not only will Wilson be remembered as a great statesman and idealist, but also as scholar and public servant ..."

    More shots of the graphics depicting important moments in Wilson's life .

    Note: this item appears to contain several versions of the same story, plus cuts - this is why it does not appear to be in chronological order.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:18:53:00 / 01:25:14:00
    G 1061

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