• Short Summary

    Wider coverage of the 7th International Cancer Congress.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Pathe News Presents - London. World Cancer Congress Opens".

    Royal Festival Hall, London.

    GV Festival Hall. GV Interior shot of delegates inside the hall. CU "7th International Cancer Congress" sign, camera pans down to "Royal Festival Hall 6th-12th July 1958". GV Panning shot from delegates coming up stairs to the President Sir Stanford Cade, K.B.E., C.B. and his wife shaking hands with them. CU Sir Stanford, camera. SV Sir Stanford shaking hands with two nuns from Texas, camera moves into CU Top shot looking down on the delegates. Various shots of doctors talking and standing round bar.

    GV Delegates leaving the hall and descending stairs after party. GV Festival Hall. SV Panning shot of the Duke of Gloucester walking in accompanied by delegates. GV Interior shot of the crowded auditorium, members applauding as the Duke takes his place on platform. LV Delegates applauding. LV Duke making his introductory speech. GV Delegates applauding. GV Panning shot from rear of platform to the crowded auditorium as the delegates applaud President who is about to speak. President speaks about the delegates assembled here today and goes on to talk about reports that will be given on research into cigarette smoke and air pollution, also exhaust gases from motor vehicles. The speech continues about the hope that will go out from the hall owing to the determination of the men gathered here today and he also talks of cancer striking in such a deadly way, people from all walks of life, with no regard to social status. The need for united reports in the fight against the common foe. He speaks of the day when the last congress will be held when cancer has been conquered.

    Cataloguer's Note: Sound only comes in for speeches - MD. Selected Originals exist for this item along with different cut - see other records.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:07:01:00 / 01:11:05:00
    58/55 (Special)

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