A quarterly round up of news stories from around the world.
A Quarterly Chronicle of Current Events. Produced by the Pathe Documentary Unit. Fourth Quarter 1947.
Continued from Previous Reel.
France: Demonstrations in General Charles de Gaulle calls for support for the Marshall Plan. Maurice Thorez - leader of the Communist Party - calls for rejection of the Plan and stronger links with Soviet Russia. Trouble in Paris streets. Strikes in Europe. Paris: rubbish mounts in street. Sabotage - wreckage of train. French Assembly. President summons a new Premier - Robert Schuman.
Washington DC, United States of America (USA): anti-Communist enquiry investigates motion picture / film industry - UnAmerican activities. Chairman Parnell Thomas opens proceedings. Adolphe Menjou attacks communism. Robert Taylor does likewise. Richard Nixon is in attendance. Screen-writer John Howard Lawson refuses to answer the question "Are you a member of the Communist Party?" and is charged with contempt of Congress. Unidentified speaker (possibly Eric Johnston, Film Association Chief) calls for recognition of the rights of the individual. Ends with shot of statue of Abraham Lincoln.