• Short Summary

    Biopic of the American President - lots of good footage.

  • Description

    Reels 9 & 10 (spliced) continued.

    War operations room. Another election. Roosevelt makes a speech about Republican attacks on himself and his family. He makes joke about the fact that attacks have even been made on his dog! Roosevelt sworn in. Yalta, Russia - F.D.R. meets with Churchill and Stalin. Roosevelt's last speech in Congress - about the Crimea Conference. Congress rise and applaud his speech about peace. Roosevelt's funeral. General MacArthur (?) - peace treaty signed. Hiroshima - atomic bomb mushroom cloud. USS Missouri - Japanese delegates arrive to surrender. Roosevelt's funeral. Crowds lining the streets. United Nations set up - representatives sign documents and shake hands. Majestic montage illustrates narrator's speech about all the good that Roosevelt did. The elderly, the young, the working man, children. American people standing and watching the funeral cortege. Narrator: "He's not dead, his kind never die." C/U on the stars and stripes flag over Roosevelt's coffin as we hear one of his speeches about democracy and freedom. American faces are superimposed over the flag - ethnic minorities are featured. Credits. The Hackie - Kenneth Lynch, Joe - Canada Lee, Voice of Opposition - Ed. Begley, The Girl - Kelly Flint, The Boy - Gene Blakely. A Tola Production.

    Note: see other reels. According to labelling on cans, reels 1 & 2 are missing. The other reels are spliced together as follows: 3 & 4, 5 & 6, 7 & 8 and 9 & 10. It is possible that at some stage these reels have been spliced together in a different order which might therefore mean that there are no reels missing - it is difficult to say. The opening sequence of reel 3 & 4 could be the beginning of the film - although there is no title as such.

    Prints on K28 - negs on N6.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1940 - 1949
    hd format:
    4K at Filmfinity
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:41:50:00 / 01:53:13:00

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