Material relating to the newsreel story "Blue Riband First Try" - 52/56
Selected originals (offcuts, selected scenes, out-takes, rushes) for story "Blue Riband First Try" 52/56.
Views of the liner SS 'United States' on her maiden voyage across the Atlantic.
Childrens nursery and playroom on ship. Children appear to be having a tea party. Cakes are being served by a woman in a nurses / nanny's uniform. The children play on a small slide.
Shots of side of ship ploughing through heavy sea. Margaret Truman (daughter of American President Harry S. Truman) congratulating the ship's captain, Commodore Harry Manning. Helmsman. Shots of ship travelling at sea. Various shots of ship and bridge. Various shots of ship and bridge. Inc. shot of the Name Plate on the bridge. Commodore Harry Manning on bridge. Deck games (unsure of the identity of the men playing quoits). Elevated shots of ship bows at sea.
Dancing and cheering as ship breaks record (could also be celebrations of American Independence Day July 4th). Good shots of people dancing to the band in happy mood.
Sundeck, people lay on deck chairs and loungers. People sit in lounge, playing cards (Nice shots - doesn't look like on board ship).
People play race game in lounge. Good shots of the bar, barman / steward chills glasses with ice before pouring champagne. More shots of celebrations - balloons, streamers and party hats. People dancing in the ship's ballroom.
Deck tennis and deck bowls.
The wake of the ship - good shots. The ship at sea - angular view. (Mute. Uncut F.G.)