• Short Summary

    Prime Minister Attlee announces the next General Election. Pathe ask people what they think.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Britain To Vote".

    SV People standing in bus queue reading papers. (For Super Title). SV Zoom in newspaper. CU Man selling papers. CU Man selling paper. SV Towards. Man reading paper. SV Over man's shoulder - travel shot - man reading paper.

    CU Sign - Downing Street. SV Clement Attlee leaving No 10 Downing Street. SV People waving. CU Attlee talking to reporters and enters car.

    GV BBC broadcasting house. SV Mast on top of BBC (Attlee's Speech starts here). "The King has been pleased to signify his acceptance of my recommendation that His Majesty should proclaim the Dissolution of Parliament on Friday, 5th October. In accordance with the provisions of the Representation of the People Act, Polling Day will fall on Thursday, 25th October."

    Intercut shots over speech: SV Pan old people listening to radio. CU Old woman listening. MV People in bar listening to radio. SV Barmaid listening.

    GV Houses of Parliament. GV Crowds in Piccadilly on Election Night 1950. SV Crowds cheering. GV Crowds in Trafalgar Square on Election Night 1950. CU Conservative election expert Lord Woolton at tape machine. CU Labour Party Secretary Morgan Phillips. CU Men packing pamphlets. CU Winston Churchill.

    GV London Street (Lead in for interviews). Various sound interviews with Pathe's John Parsons interviewing men and women giving their views about news of forthcoming General Election.

    (Orig.Neg. & Dupe.Neg.) (Title scene "N" - Orig.Track."K" Neg.Track."H")

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:37:01:00 / 01:39:45:00

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