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    Paramount newsreel celebrates 50th Anniversary of film.

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    Angle shot of movie set.
    GV of Fred MacMurray and Claudette Colbert on set.
    Shot of set of Holiday Inn.
    GV of men looking into camera - camera crew standing round.
    GV set - snow falling pan down to Camera crane drawn by horses.
    Tracking shot towards camera lens.
    CU of lens of camera in which swimming pool appears.
    SCU pan to CU of bathing beauty.
    Double exposed scene of girls and feet.
    SV of man making up person to look like Hitler.

    GV U.S. soldiers marching towards camera - 'WAR' written across screen.
    Side view soldiers marching past camera - 'WAR' The Movies Join Up' written across screen.
    Nearer shot soldiers past camera-'WAR - The Movies Join up'.
    SV soldier operating projecting machine.
    GV of Fourth War Loan Book on display - man walks over opens it.
    SV of Morganthan and Skouras.
    SCU of pages of book being turned.
    CU pan of Newsreel page.
    SCU of War Correspondent.
    SCU of War Correspondent.
    SV of War Correspondent.

    Shot of U.S. soldiers in jungle.
    BV of soldiers firing gun.
    GV of soldier using flame thrower.
    Long shot soldiers on hill with flame thrower.
    Long shot soldiers on hill with flame thrower.
    Long shot soldiers on hill with flame thrower.
    Pan shot of the Paramount building.
    SV of Mr. Balaban sitting at desk. (Nat.sd).
    SCU of Mr. Balaban.(Nat.sd).
    CU of Mr. Balaban.(Nat.sd).


    SOUND EFFECTS: Int. shot man drinks walks over to woman and chokes her. Man from behind curtain comes out walks over and separates woman and man. Man reaches into drawer and takes out gun -threatens man who saved woman...quick motion:-Honest Dan, The Burglar: "Take that, you cad!" Woman: "Watch out, a gun!"

    SV William Powell and Evelyn Brent - picture twists round and round and stops at SV again:-William Powell: "Helen - what it's worth to you and what you're worth to me - I love you".

    SCU Gary Cooper and BV Walter Houston:-Gary Cooper:- "If you want to call me that - smile".

    CU of Mae West talking: "You ain't kidding me any - you know I've met your kind before".

    SOUND EFFECTS: SV of Mr. Balaban sitting at desk: "We are proud of the movie picture industry's first 50 years - the second half century offers a challenge of new responsibilities and new opportunities which I am confident the industry will meet".

    SCU of Mr. Balaban: "The most immediate job is to go on doing everything in its power to help win the war. I believe the motion picture can also be an important factor in winning a lasting peace. After the war movies can and will play a considerable part in promoting world fellowship tolerance, understanding and interchange of ideas".

    CU of Mr. Balaban: "We of Paramount pledge that in the future as in the past we will devote our skill and our resources to see that motion pictures continue to be your greatest entertainment in a better world".

    Showbiz; Film history; Hollywood; Film pioneers
    Background: Paramount newsreel celebrates 50th Anniversary of film.

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    Reuters - British Paramount Newsreel
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