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  • Short Summary

    Cardinal Merry del Val attends commemoration ceremonies for Saint Francis of Assisi.

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    Full title reads: "St. Francis of Assisi. Cardinal Merry del Val - Papal Legate - at deeply impressive 7th centenary celebrations at birthplace of the "gentle saint"."

    Assisi, Italy.

    High angled shot of Cardinal's car and mounted guard passing a crowd and a troop of soldiers. M/S of Cardinal's car driving over grass, between crowds. M/S of Cardinal and entourage walking through courtyard. They pass more crowds and a row of guards in shiny helmets. Cardinal waves to crowds.

    M/S of robed men - priests? monks? - coming out of large cathedral entrance. Behind them a man walking under a large umbrella contraption (looks like fancy wigwam on a stick!). L/S of crowds watching from roofs, top of high walls and steps leading up wall. L/S of procession of altar boys and choristers coming out of cathedral. They are following man under umbrella. Various shots procession. Panning M/S follows Cardinal (now in bishop's hat) walking with entourage. L/S of Cathedral at Assisi.

    Intertitle reads: "Pilgrims from all over the world attended, many came from Ireland".

    Panning shot of crowd pilgrims waiting in cathedral courtyard. C/U of three women; one holds up a placard with Latin and Gaelic words on (says something about Eire). The woman is muttering a prayer. M/S more pilgrims, some hold up banner with picture of the Saint on.

    Cuts / out takes start at 01:02:58. M/S of Cardinal's train arriving. M/S of Cardinal getting into car. Panning L/S of town of Assisi - picturesque. Otherwise, shots same or similar to edited part of story.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:01:00 / 01:05:20:00
    G 1337

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