• Short Summary

    Margaret Lockwood and James Mason get awards + Bud Flanagan, Will Hay and Water Rats.

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    Title reads: "Show People".

    Daily Mail Film Awards Ceremony at Dorchester Hotel, London.

    Lady Rothermere presents award to actor and film star James Mason. M/S of Mason, holding his bulky golden award, giving acceptance speech. He thanks the Daily Mail readers, then quips "you can see this isn't a thing to carry off lightly!". Lady Rothermere then presents award to actress Margaret Lockwood. Dressed in extravagant white fur coat, Lockwood gives emotional speech; "tonight is the proudest moment of my film career".

    Location of events unknown.

    Famous theatrical Club - the Grand Order of Water Rats - holds its annual gathering. Members are male performers, they all wear special sashes. They include Bud Flanagan, Wee Georgie Wood and Will Hay. Comedian Bud Flanagan speaks to brother water rats, they have just unveiled plaque to mark 57th anniversary of society. Water rats sing their song.

    Note: old records contain additional information suggesting a longer version of this story once existed. According to old information producer and writer Anatole de Grunwald gave speech at awards ceremony. Also Will Hay, still weak from recent illness, is seen being helped to his seat.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:53:32:00 / 01:55:10:00

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  1. Unknown user says

    In the final paragraph, "Anatole de Grunwalde" should read Grunwald.

    "Will Hays" should read Will Hay. The "recent illness" mentioned was a stroke.

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