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    20,000 throng monster rally in anti-rumour campaign.

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    SLATE INFORMATION: Humour Declares War on Rumour

    Hendon, England: GV Military band bearing Union Jack leading parade through street. Three SCUs types of bandsmen and instruments. LV LDVs marching through UK street. CU Will Hay (Comedian) marching in LDV uniform. TV & SV ARP wardens marching through street. LV Nurses in parade - car past camera. GV Crowd at Hendon Park. Big GV pan of crowd. CU The Hon. Harold Nicholson, Under-Secretary Of Information at microphone. TV pan of crowd waving flags and cheering. STV quick pan of people waving and cheering. SV Jack Warner writing letter on Will Hay's back. CU pan round to FV Jack writing latter. SV "Old Mother Riley" sketch (Lucan & McShane at microphone on stage draped with Union Jack (sound). LV & CU "Old Mother Riley" sketch. GV Crowd and tents in park, people beginning to leave. SV Two women talking. SCU two women whispering. SV three girls in uniform talking. CU two young girls talking pan to woman talking to man pan to CU woman.

    Sound Effects: Military band through' street playing martial airs. SV, LV & CU 'Old Mother Riley' Sketch. Kitty: "She told me that Mr. Phillips, our baker, had been arrested, and it's rumoured round our street that he's a spy." Old Mother Riley: (Lucan) "And how did she know that Mr. Phillips had been arrested?" Kitty: "Well she was looking through her window --" Lucan: "That's another rumour." Kitty: "Why?" Lucan: "Because it's so long since she cleaned a window she couldn't see through me!"

    Good Scenes: GEV of military band marching in street (Nat. sound) carrying Union Jack. CU 'Grenadier's Guards' on shoulder of bandsman. SCU two bandsmen playing instruments. Side view of same two bandsmen. Side v. of drummer. CU bandsman. SV Will Hay in LDV uniform marching with LDVs GV LDVs in mufti and uniform marching through street. SV LDVs in mufti. CU 'LDV' band on arm. Good crowd shot of people waving flags and cheering. LV pan of people waving Union Jacks pan to statues in middle of crowd. SV pan crowd waving Union Jacks. SCU crowd waving Union Jacks. GV of military band conductor on stage conducting band. GV of people singing (silent) CU LDV singing (silent) SCU two girls singing (silent) SCU of small boy on somebody's shoulder singing & reading from paper. SCU man type singing (silent). CU Will Fyffe in crowd laughing. CU of stuffed fish in case. Single view of fisherman extending arms intimating that fish he caught was bigger than it really was. SV 'City man' tells "rumour" to women at garden gate (silent) SV little girl tells rumour to doll - dog nearby. CU little girl telling rumour to doll. CU woman gesticulating and telling rumour to man (silent) Nat.sound band playing martial airs.

    Home Front; Great Britain; World War II (Second World War)
    Background: 20,000 throng monster rally in anti-rumour campaign.

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    Reuters - British Paramount Newsreel
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