• Short Summary

    American businessmen are treated to an Elizabethan banquet at a Warwickshire hotel.

  • Description

    Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire.

    A hotel puts on an Elizabethan-style banquet as a sales incentive prize for a party of American businessmen.

    L/S of the Alveston Manor Hotel, people walk to the entrance dressed in Shakespearean costumes. Interior. M/S of costumed people in the hotel lobby. M/S of serving wenches and men in tights serving beer from barrels. C/U of a man turning a tap on the barrel to draw beer. C/U of a tankard being filled.

    M/S of a chef dressing a pig's head, waiting staff walk past carrying elaborate dishes. C/U of roast sucking pig being placed on the banquet table. C/U of the chef dressing the head. C/U of a pheasant (with feathers) on a silver platter. C/U of more fancy dishes, including a whole salmon. C/U of roast duck, pan to roast swan.

    C/U of a yeoman guard on the front door. M/S of two guards with crossed spears guarding the door, the mayor and his wife enter, the guards lift their spears. Various shots of a long buffet banquet, American tourists are served by men in period costume. C/U of a man playing a mandolin. High angled shot of a man reading a menu. Various shots of two chefs serving Americans hamburgers from a barbecue. M/S looking down the banqueting table. C/U of the roast swan being carved. C/U of the Scotch salmon being served.

    Note : see also CP 581 Cuts.

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    Colour pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:50:30:00 / 01:51:51:00
    CP 581

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