American actor Jackie Cooper investigates the good done by the Marshall Plan. c. 1951
Reel 2. Lamarr (sp?) King - Administrative Officer of E.C.A. in Britain speaks to camera about American equipment helping to rebuild Britain. Good montage of industrial processes including: miners working underground, Battersea Power Station, quarry, dam building (possibly Loch Sloy), electricity pylons etc. People (mostly women) leaving a factory. Agriculture - combine harvester. Unloading cargo at docks. Industrial landscape. Men working in furnace. Man soldering. Woman working at a spinning machine. Imports and exports. Packing cases marked: "Lourenco Marques Via Lisbon" and "N B Calcutta". Men wheel cases on barrows out of warehouse. Loading cargo. Car (?) being lifted by winch. Houses of Parliament. Sir Stafford Cripps. BBC headquarters in Langham Place. He talks about export trade. Factory interior. Foundry. Electrical goods manufacturing. Man welding. Women packing a small product (possibly cosmetics). Women working presses. A toy lorry being wrapped in brown paper. Men filling packing cases with straw. Cases of Johnnie Walker being wheeled along.
Lamarr King speaks to the new chief of the E.C.A. in Britain William L. Batt (sp?). He talks of Britain's recovery. Welding. Foundry. Tanks driven through a street. Factory interiors. Women working at a bench. Men working presses and various machines. Operations room of a British air base. Man uses pointer to show various places on a map. Blenheim aircraft. Flags of the U.S. Airforce and the R.A.F. flying side by side. Men salute. Operations room. Training flights planned at Whitton. American B50 and R.A.F. Lincoln take off. C/U of men in cockpit. Aerial shot of London. American actor Jackie Cooper visits statue of Franklin D. Roosevelt and talks of co-operation and peace. Houses of Parliament at dusk.
Note: very good montage sequences illustrating industrial processes, work, power industries etc. See also reel 1. Old records state: sponsored by the E.C.A.