Good biographical story about US Democratic Presidential Candidate Adlai Stevenson.
Unissued / Unused material -
Title reads: "The Stevenson Story" American voiceovered newsreel material.
"The motion picture industry is presenting in the public interest special features on the coming election. The first was 'The Eisenhower Story'. Now 'The Stevenson Story'."
MS Democratic Presidential Candidate Adlai Stevenson selecting a book from library. Various shots, Stevenson with child looking at statue of Abraham Lincoln. Various shots of Stevenson at home with family, including close-ups of photographs of Stevenson at an early age. GV American warships. LS Stevenson disembarking from a naval boat. CU of the Certificate of Award. Distinguished Civilian Service Diploma - awarded to Stevenson. GV United Nations, opening Session. GV Stevenson seated with delegates, at. UNO. VS of Stevenson with his family. GV The Ceremony of Stevenson being awarded Governorship of Illinois. GV of a University. Various shots, Stevenson dictating to secretary. GV's of the Democratic Party Convention. Stevenson with running mate John J Sparkman. CU Stevenson seated at desk. CU of the two volumes of "The People Shall judge". MS Stevenson seated at desk speaking:- "One dishonest officials is one too many. A dishonest officials is as faithless to his party as he is to his office and our political Parties must never founder on the rocks of equivocation. In the State of Illinois. I have had the satisfaction of firing and prosecuting a good many, and I mean from both Parties. A minute fraction of the tens and thousands of people in Federal Service have been guilty of corruption, of bribery or banality. Many have been exposed and dealt with by Democrats, If there are others they will be found and dealt with also' . Various shots of Stevenson during his election campaign - He attacks communism. Various shots, Stevenson with farmers and their cattle. Various shots, Stevenson addressing election audiences. MS of Stevenson speaking from desk: MS. "Our country was developed in a short time by men who believed as I believe, that a growing economy will spread the benefits of a rising standard of living more widely. There were bold men willing to hazard lives and fortunes on the future. who began the process that has now made us great. It is now our duty to show no less courage. to conserve the spirit as well as the substance handed down to us. We must imagine greatly, we must dare greatly, we must act greatly, confident that this our forward movement can not be halted for upon what we do depends on the future of ourselves and the whole world"
(Comb. F.G.) Old record suggests material dates from around 01/10/1952.