• Short Summary

    American stars boarding 'Queen Elizabeth' at New York to leave for London.

  • Description

    New York, United States of America (USA).

    Various shots of the American stars boarding 'Queen Elizabeth' at New York harbour to leave for the Royal Command Performance in London. CU. Pat O'Brien and wife boarding the Queen Elizabeth in New York harbour. CU. Pat O'Brien speaks into the microphone amid a group of stars - natural sound. He talks about his excitement and honour... wife confirms. CU. Ray Milland speaks - natural sound. Quite unclear. CU. General Mark Clark speaks - natural sound. He talks about his mission to overcome differences between the Allies. His wife stands by his side. More shots o the stars arriving onboard ship. CU. Joan Bennett speaks into mike. She is excited, beautiful ship etc. More people talking. LS. Elevated view of crowds milling around the stars to get autographs. More people arriving.

    Note - Natural sound only, very bad quality, occasionally out of sync.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2112.05
    Media URN:
    63149
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:14:59:00 / 01:18:52:00
    Canister:
    UN 1600 A

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    "Pat O'Brien and wife" - his wife is Eloise Taylor.

    "Ray Milland speaks" - that's not Ray Milland, it's the actor Reginald Gardiner. (Milland is directly behind him at this point.

    "Joan Bennett speaks into mike." - as she's speaking, the man JUST visible on the far left of picture is her husband, film producer Walter Wanger.

    Wearing the "interesting" headgear at 01:15 is actress Dorothy Malone.

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  2. jamied says

    Extra footage of this event can be seen in clip 1487.34.

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