Material relating to the Newsreel story "Commander Crabb Mystery" 56/40
Selected Originals (offcuts, selected scenes, out-takes, rushes) for story "Commander Crabb Mystery" 56/40
Much of the material is repeated from the original. There are a couple of shots towards the end that are not included in the main story. There is a short section of sound but otherwise this is mute.
SCU. Commander Lionel 'Buster' Crabb on board ship dressed in frogman's diving equipment adjusting breathing apparatus (no title super over) GV. The Soviet cruiser "Ordzhonikidze" steaming into Portsmouth harbour. GV. Closer view of the "Ordzhonikidze" SV. Soviet sailors lined up the deck. SV. Marshal Nikolai Bulganin and Nikita Khrushchev standing on the deck of the cruiser. LV. Soviet cruiser alongside Quay. AS. Commander Crabb directing operations at sea during submarine "Truculent" disaster. SV. A diver being let down into the water from the side of a boat. GV. Salvage ships working around the spot of the "Truculent" disaster SV. A group of diving experts including Commander Crabb standing watching on near right of picture. CU. Another diver having his helmet fixed. SV. Commander Crabb being helped on with his breathing apparatus. CU. Frogmans Flippers tilt up to see Crabb fixing apparatus GV. "Ordzhonikidze" docked in Portsmouth harbour together with two Russian Naval Escort destroyers. CU. Commander Crabb being helped on with his breathing apparatus. CU. Assistants tightening up apparatus for Crabb. SV. Naval officer watching. SCU. Commander Crabb fixing water shield across his eyes. He puts oxygen breathing pipe into his mouth and he walks to the side of the boat. He climbs over and starts to let himself down. His feet enter the water. He is submerged.
LV. Soviet cruiser and escorts alongside in Portsmouth harbour about to depart to Soviet Union. STV. People waving from the Quayside tilt up to Nikolai Bulganin and Nikita Khrushchev waving from cruiser. SV. Bulganin and Krushchev waving from cruiser. GV. "Ordzhonikidze" returning to Soviet Union. SV. Commander Crabb adjusting his wet suit. SV. Commander Lionel 'Buster' Crabb being helped on with his breathing apparatus. CU. Assistants tightening up apparatus for Crabb. MS. Commander Crabb checking the mouthpiece. MS. Commander Crabb adjusting the face mask he turns and climbs down the ladder and into the water. GV. Commander Crabb and crew seated on the boats deck chatting. MS. Crabb and Naval officer chatting Crabb offers a cigarette. GV. Officer smoking the cigarette in a holder. AS. Commander Crabb directing operations at sea during submarine "Truculent" disaster.