US Democrat candidate Adlai Stevenson is interviewed on arrival in London.
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Adlai Stevenson, US Democrat candidate, interviewed during visit to London.
M/S of Stevenson being interviewed by Mr Barker (natural sound). Barker welcomes him to London and apologises for the weather. Stevenson says he is delighted to be in England at the conclusion of a long journey. He talks of seeing the British Forces in Korea and Malaya and expresses his respect and admiration for the valour of British Forces in the Orient. He thanks all his friends in Britain who encouraged him during and after his venture in American politics last year. He hopes Sir Winston Churchill and Anthony Eden make rapid recoveries and wishes he were a doctor and could be of some service.
Barker asks how long he will stay in this country and Stevenson says a week or ten days, though he may decide to take a little holiday before going back to the United States. Barker refers to Stevenson's remark when in Paris, that President Auriol might ask him to form a cabinet, and asks if he has similar thoughts about this country. Stevenson laughs and says "No, you don't seem to be without a government". He goes on to talk about the importance of co-operation between the United Kingdom and the United States, saying we have a responsibility for the future of the world. He ends by saying he is mighty glad to be in England, where he lived for a while after the war and where all his family came from. He says the weather hasn't changed since he left in 1946.
Mute sequence follows. L/S of BEA plane taxiing at London Airport in the rain. Stevenson alighting and posing on steps. He gets into car and is driven off. General view of Stevenson being interviewed. Shots of newspaper reporters taking down notes, photographers taking pictures.