• Short Summary

    The stars turn out for the 70th Birthday of Noel Coward, London.

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    Special ! (Noel Coward's 70th Birthday). Savoy Hotel, London.

    M/S paper seller in the street outside Charing Cross. C/U placard on paper sellers 'WEST END SALUTES NOEL COWARD'. C/U name - 'Savoy' over hotel entrance. C/U sign 'Press Office'. C/U of telephones on desk. M/S man and woman in press office answering phones. Man on phone in press office. C/U of woman on phone. C/U of boy bringing letters and telegrams, camera pans to man carrying tray if 70 pork sausages (a gift from Evelyn Laye). M/S As boy knock on Cowards door accompanied by man with sausages. M/S of woman at door taking the gifts. C/U of theatre bill poster 'AFTER THE BALL', pan up to name 'Globe Theatre'. C/U of another theatre bill 'Phoenix' pan down to name of play 'Quadrille' M/S Noel Coward standing in reception room. M/S Noel Coward standing in reception room. M/S Michael Dennison and Dulcie Gray.

    M/S of Noel Coward seated. M/S of the actor Laurence Olivier. M/S Jack Hawkins and his wife. M/S of Kenneth More and Angela Douglas. M/S Moira Lister arriving outside theatre. M/S of Margaret Rutherford being helped out of car. Robert Morley stepping out of a car. C/U of Sir John Gielgud getting out of car. M/S Noel Coward being greeted by theatrical personalities. C/U Noel Coward being kissed by a woman. M/S Sir Laurence Olivier steps forward and shakes hands with Noel Coward. C/U Stanley Holloway and wife. C/U of Joyce Grenfell on left of picture talking to another woman. C/U Merle Oberon. M/S Lord Louis Mountbatten shaking hands with Noel Coward. M/S Moira Lister smiling as she waits to greet Coward. M/S Merle Oberon greets and kisses Coward. M/S Moira Lister kisses Coward and talks with him. M/S of Bernard Delfont talking with to two women. C/U Frankie Howerd. C/U Coward walking in to dinner with Merle Oberon.

    Also present: Alec Guinness and Laurence Harvey.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:11:42:00 / 01:14:24:00

Comments (2)

  1. Unknown user says

    "paper seller in the street" - he's situated outside Charing Cross train station.

    Jack Hawkins' wife's name is Doreen.

    Between the shots of Margaret Rutherford and John Gielgud, we also see, at 01:29, actor Robert Morley stepping out of a car.

    Stanley Holloway's wife's name is Violet.

    Not currently mentioned in the shots list, at 02:23 we see Alec Guinness shaking Coward's hand and chatting.

    Then at 02:27 we see a bearded Laurence Harvey.

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  2. Unknown user says

    Thank you!

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