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  • Short Summary

    Cuts from newsreel story 47/72 - Wallace Beery, US Congressmen and singers' wives arrive.

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    Unused / unissued footage - dates or locations unclear or unknown.

    Cuts from newsreel story 47/72.

    Shots of film actor Wallace Beery walking off the Queen Mary and away from John Parsons, ignoring him as he asks him questions. Beery wears a rather grim smile on his face and is determined not to speak! C/U of Beery in the customs shed.

    C/U of Congressman Christian Herter and two other members of the Congress committee here to study conditions. Shots of Congressmen chatting to dockers.

    Several shots of the Queen Mary liner ship and tugs by her side panning to the name on the side of the ship.

    Natural sound comes in at 01:04:20 as we see John Parsons interviewing three attractive African-American women who are the wives of members of the Inkspots singing group. Parsons asks what they plan to do during their visit to London and they tell him they want to see the sights, follow their husbands around and do some shopping - if they can find anything. He asks how they got on in the customs shed (cheeky) and they complain about having to pay extra for their American cigarettes. Parsons says they'll have to give up like we've had to. C/Us without sound of the women.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:02:50:00 / 01:05:25:00
    UN 1805 A

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