Lying in state and funeral of assassinated senator, Robert Kennedy - colour item.
No title. Lying in State and Funeral of Robert Kennedy, New York and Washington DC, United States of America (USA).
Low angle shot American flag flying at half mast from St. Patrick's cathedral. L/S ditto. Interior M/S group of men keeping vigil around coffin of assassinated senator Robert Kennedy (Bobby Kennedy). Various shots crowds filing past coffin. Various shots crowds queuing in street and entering cathedral. They come from all walks of life and ethnic backgrounds. More shots people filing past coffin to pay final respects. Various shots people leaving cathedral. Various shots of Hispanic woman crying hysterically, policemen help her out of the cathedral.
Various shots crowds of dignitaries in mourning dress entering cathedral for funeral. Amongst them we see film star Cary Grant, delegate / ambassador Averell Harriman, singer / actor Harry Belafonte, future president Richard Nixon, Governor of New York Nelson Rockefeller, Secretary of State Dean Rusk and President Lyndon B Johnson. Various shots procession down aisle. M/S President amongst congregation. M/S Cardinal. Various shots people in crowd outside cathedral while service was in progress. L/S front of cathedral. The Cardinal comes out, followed by other clerics. L/S as coffin is carried down steps, it is blessed by cardinal. C/U Kennedy's widow, Ethel and his eldest son Joseph. Coffin is carried to hearse, members of family walk down steps behind it.
L/S flags at half-mast in Washington with Capitol in background. L/S Arlington national cemetery with President Kennedy's grave in foreground. C/U eternal flame on grave. Various shots train carrying Kennedy's coffin, it passes crowds standing beside track. Some people salute and hold American flags. Night shot floodlit Capitol building. C/U eternal flame of JFK's grave, pan to pall bearers brining Senator Kennedy's coffin to grave site. Joseph Kennedy leads them, the pall bearers include Lord Harlech, Averell Harriman and astronaut Colonel John Glenn. Night shot of Kennedy family by grave. We see the pall bearers folding the flag covering the coffin. John Glenn hands the flag to Senator Edward Kennedy, who hands it to Joseph, who hands it to Ethel. M/S widow Ethel kneeling before grave. L/S all the mourners kneeling. Ethel kisses the coffin, the rest of the family follow suit. Ethel walks through the mourners, President Johnson speaks to her. The President and Ethel leave, followed by other mourners.