Official celebrations for Shah of Iran's 40th birthday in Teheran.
Title reads: "Iran fetes Shah, now 40".
Birthday salute for Shah of Persia, Mohammed Reza Pahlevi. L/S officials awaiting arrival of the Shah in his palace. Panning shot Shah walking into the hall, wearing white military uniform. Panning C/U Shah walking along lines of guests at the palace. C/U officials watching. L/S Shah shaking hands with guests.
Elevated night shot of torch light processions. L/S illuminated crowd at night, pan down to the torch light procession. G/V fireworks exploding in the air. Elevated shot line of men swinging torches. G/V men with torches, forming lines and standing with arms outstretched.
Narrator speculates about forthcoming announcement of Shah's engagement to Farah Diba.