• Short Summary

    A documentary about Winston Churchill as a painter.

  • Description

    Documentary based on Winston Churchill's book "Painting as a Pastime."

    Reel 3 - The wife the late Sir Oswald Burley (sp?), an artist herself, talks of the first time she met Lord and Lady Churchill. She reminisces about the relationship the three of them had with each other and of the genius of Churchill.

    Scenic shots, autumnal leaves, seascapes, trees, ponds, flowers, etc. are intercut with shots of Churchill's paintings.

    Travel montage - Churchill's words on soundtrack about how much can be missed if one rushes around without contemplating the beauty around us.

    Interior of one of Churchill's "great houses". Photographs of "great men" displayed. Examples of work by "great painters".

    Another artist shows us a painting he did of the great man. He then talks about Churchill's role during the second World War. Montage of library footage illustrating the rise of the Nazi party. This footage is contrasted with Churchill's landscape paintings.

    Narrator tells of how Churchill's warnings about the rise of the Nazis was ignored in the early 1930s.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2839.06
    Media URN:
    82696
    Group:
    Documentaries
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    1964
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:09:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:40:11:00 / 01:49:43:00
    Canister:
    DOCS

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