Princess Margaret attends the premiere of Horatio Hornblower in London.
This is long version of the story. Short version of the story can be found in the same Pathe Gazettes issue (51/32) on the same Pathe Master tape (PM1431) - Film ID 1431.30.
Leicester Square, London.
GV. Exterior floodlit Warner theatre. LV. People entering theatre. SV. Back view, people entering theatre. SV. Notice above entrance, pan down to people waiting to enter. GV. Pan, crowds in foyer of theatre. SV. Three people talking. SCU. Mrs Attlee, wife of the Britain's Prime Minister Clement Attlee, talking to two men. SV. Towards, Lord Fraser entering theatre. SV. Two men in foyer. SV. Lord Fraser laughing with Pathe reporter John Parsons. SV. People in foyer. SV. James Robertson Justice greeting Mr and Mrs Robert Beatty. SCU. Mr and Mrs Robert Beatty and Justice talking. CU. Mr Robertson Justice. CU. Mr and Mrs Beatty reading telegram sent by Gregory Peck to Mr Robertson Justice. LV. Towards, Princess Margaret entering theatre, she is greeted. Pamela Malyon, 18 year old Sea Ranger, steps forward to present bouquet to Princess Margaret. SV. Girl presenting bouquet. SV. Princess has wrap removed and walks forward to greet executives. She shakes hands with them. CU. Princess Margaret shaking hands wit the executives. SV. Princess Margaret shaking hands with C. S. Forester and a woman. SV. Poster outside cinema. SV. Crowd being held back by police. SV. Policemen, pan to woman looking over their arms. SV. Pan, Princess Margaret walking down steps from circle after performance. SV. Margaret shakes hands with host and hostess. Lady Mountbatten with Princess Margaret. Princess Margaret receives wrap. CU. Princess Margaret adjusts wrap and walks out. SV. People in foyer. CU. Admiral Fraser. SV. John Parsons starting interview with the author of 'Horatio Hornblower', writer C. S. Forester. SCU. Parsons interviewing writer - natural sound. Q: 'You've just seen the film. What's your reaction to it?' A: 'I liked it very much. I only wish I could do things half as well as Hornblower.' Q: 'Does the film Hornblower come up to your ideas...?' A: 'I think it conveys the atmosphere very well indeed and the character very well indeed. I was surprised at the success they achieved, the producer achieved in that way. I'm delighted.' Q: 'So we can happily say that you're eminently satisfied.' A: 'Quite, that's right.'
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