Great film outlining the events of 1933.
Title reads: "Scrapbook For 1933 - Based on the BBC feature Scrapbook in collaboration with its originator Leslie Baily".
Credits: Written by Jack Howells, Music Director Alan Paul, Film Editor A Milner-Gardner, Settings by Joy Thomas, Sound W S Bland George Newbury, Production Manager George Collins, In charge of Production Howard Thomas, Produced by Peter Baylis.
Thanks are given to copyright sources and to various actors supplying voices.
MS of attic storeroom full of memories and junk. Tracking shot of artefacts illustrating the progression of time from Medieval Days to recent past. CU Scrapbook with 1933 on front.
Material about heatwave. People on beach. People eating on boats at Henley Regatta. People bathing in river. People enjoying weather in London CU man using cigarette dispensing machine. Man playing with yo-yo. CU Newspaper board 'Loch Ness Monster Seen Again". Women eating ice cream on pier. Pleasure Cruisers set off. People on crowded beach. Cenotaph in Whitehall.
Aerial view of Berlin, Germany. MS of Brandenburg Gate. Other location inc. Wilhelm Strasse. German soldiers on guard outside War Memorial. People remembering dead. German military band on parade. Travel shots of Berlin. CU poster of Adolf Hitler.
Shots of Switzerland. National leaders meet for Geneva Conference. Shots of the new building for the League of Nations. Shots of shepherd in Swiss Alps.
GV New York, United States of America (USA). Scenes of depression and unemployment. Gold bullion being off loaded from ship. Shots of Henry Ford and John D Rockefeller.
Man sells apples at roadside in New York, United States of America (USA). CU sign 'Closed'. Scenes of depression and unemployment. People sleeping in streets. Prohibition scenes, bottles and barrels of alcohol smashed. GV New York. Soup Kitchens. Depression scenes in England. Queues outside Labour Exchange. Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald gets onto plane. Plane takes off.
Ramblers or hikers walking through English countryside. People driving cars on open roads. Cycling as a hobby. More walkers. Prince Albert, Duke of York (later King George VI) singing at Boys camp.
Various shots of horse racing. Shots of bookies and gamblers. Ladies fashions on show at course. Race starts. CU jockey on horse. VS of Gordon Richards riding to the record. King George V and Queen Mary arrive for the Derby. Start of race. Lord Derby leads in the winner 'Hyperion' with Tommy Weston in the saddle. Tennis from Wimbledon. Helen Jacobs, Dorothy Round shown. Duchess of York (later Queen Mother) and Princess Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth II) watching. Betty Nuthall. Australian Jack Crawford and American Ellsworth Vines. Shots of Fred Perry and Britain winning the Davis Cup. Shots of Athletics. Jack Locklock running. Shots of Cricketer Wally Hammond. Arsenal football team run out of tunnel. Toss up at start of match. VS of Everton celebrating winning the FA Cup. MS of Dixie Dean with the Cup. Len Harvey, boxer, in training. Jack Peterson, heavyweight boxer, with his belt. Shots of Primo Carnera showing off his physique. Shots of Walter Lindrum showing skills at billiards. Shots of Don Kaye trying for World Water Speed Record in 'Miss England III'. Speedboat bursts into flames. Malcolm Campbell breaks land record in Bluebird / Blue Bird.
CU Newspaper headline "Wall Street Landslide' or Crash. Scenes of the Dustbowl conditions of the American heartlands. Shots of strikers being broken up with guns and clubs. Shots of the Bonus Army in front of the Capitol Building, Washington DC, United States of America (USA). Depression scenes. President Herbert C Hoover and his wife leave the White House. They meet the new first lady, Eleanor Roosevelt. New President Franklin D Roosevelt at his inauguration taking oath. Shots of his speech. Overlaid over depression scenes.
LV of St. Paul's Cathedral, London. March of Socialist demonstrators through streets. Many carry banners. Labour Leader George Lansbury speaking to crowd in Hyde Park.
CU cover of 'The Shape of Things To Come' by H G Wells. Interview with Wells about economics and unemployment.
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