• Short Summary

    A young woman with a hole in her heart gets to meet her Italian sweetheart.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Portchester - The Giulio-Shirley Story".

    Portchester, Hampshire.

    CU Shirley Holmes, woman with hole in her heart. SV Mrs Holmes hands Shirley a cup of tea and sits down as Shirley shows photograph of Giulio Comparini. CU Mrs Holmes. CU Mrs Holmes hands photo to Shirley who kisses it and looks at it lovingly.

    Near Lake Como, Italy.

    GV Squad of soldiers marching in courtyard of De Cristoforis Barracks where her sweetheart, Giulio is stationed. Angle shot Name on front of barracks Caserma Capitano Carlo de Cristoforis. SV Giulio packing his case and looking at photos of Shirley. CU Soldiers assembling in courtyard. SV Giulio shaking hands with friends. CU Soldier blowing trumpet. LV Giulio with case leaving barracks, he salutes to soldiers and to the sentry who stands to attention.

    England. - LV Shirley's house at Portchester. SV Shirley with coat round her shoulders coming out of the door to see if she can see her sweetheart. CU Shirley looking up the road, she turns and looks down the road but can't see him and goes back indoors LV Passengers descending steps from Italian Airliner, crowds of pressmen waiting for Giulio to appear. SV Giulio coming down steps of airliner & waving to pressmen. LV Press photographers tearing round as Giulio walks to airport terminal. Giulio walking. SV Giulio being driven away in car. SV Car going into back view.

    (Neg.&Lav.) (Title "B")

    Cataloguer's Note: The voiceover says that the couple's meeting wasn't shown because a newspaper had bought exclusive rights to the happy occasion - MD.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:38:35:00 / 01:39:57:00

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