Various shots of Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia with the Empress during the cathedral service and procession celebrating his Silver Jubilee.
Unissued / unused material - dates and locations may be unclear / unknown.
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia / Abyssinia.
Outside the Cathedral of St. George, pan across guards in traditional dress, waiting. Pan down from dome of Cathedral to guard of honour and guests arriving. Various shots of choir members and tribesmen waiting in a line for the Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia .
The Emperor and Empress leave after ceremony. British Ambassador and wife leave. Tribesmen in traditional dress dancing and singing. Tribes perform chants outside Cathedral. Men playing drums and chanting. Outside Cathedral, tribes chanting and guests watching the team of horses give trouble before moving off. The Emperor and Empress leave the Cathedral and enter the processional coach. High shot, the Imperial coach and horses in procession with large crowds along the route
A military band playing during arrivals at Cathedral. Guests arriving and entering Cathedral. MS Archbishop of Ethiopia. Arrival of the Emperor in his Rolls Royce and greeting the Archbishop and kissing the Cross. Various shots, walking to Cathedral at end of service. Scenes inside the Cathedral as Haile Selassie, Emperor of Ethiopia and the Empress arrive. CU Emperor and Empress during the service. Other Heads of State in the Cathedral. CU of Archbishops conducting the service. CU The Emperor and Empress during service. Emperor and Empress kiss the bible during service. British Ambassador during the service. CU Archbishop conducting the service. CU The Emperor's grandchildren in the Cathedral. LS Whole of congregation seated behind the Emperor.
Various shots en route of the procession including the Imperial Coach, cavalry regiments, cheering crowds, tribes people clapping, sword bearers escort. Various general and close shots during procession to the Ganneta Laul Palace. Various close shots of the Emperor and Empress inside the coach.
Note: "Date received" on original paperwork reads: 03/11/1955. Film badly scratched on right side of screen.