Mr Davis, the C.E.A. President, prepares for the summer conference in Blackpool.
Birmingham and Blackpool, Lancashire.
GV. & nearer shot, Mr B. T. Davis's home at Birmingham (Chairman of the C.E.A.). CU. Pan, flowers in bloom in the front garden. STV. Tulips in bloom. CU. Tulip blooms. CU. Two pints of milk on doorstep together with the 'Daily Worker' 'Profits Soaring Up-Up-Up'. GV. Mr Davis in bed. CU. Mr Davis beneath sheet. CU. Alarm clock on table beside bed ringing, showing 8 a.m. SV. Mr Davis puts arm out of bed and feels for alarm clock to stop it. He succeeds to stop clock and puts arm back in bed. CU. Alarm clock starts to ring again and Mr Davis puts both arms out of bed to reach over and close the alarm clock into its case (natural sound of alarm clock fades here). Mr Davis has covered his face over again, to continue to sleep. LV. Mr Davis starts to sit up and yawn and stretch. CU. Mr Davis rubbing his eyes and stretching his arms. SV. Mr Davis stretching his arms, he reaches round to press bell for his breakfast to be brought in. CU. Hand pressing bell. LV. Mrs Davis walks into bedroom with breakfast tray which she places on bed by Mr Davis. He rubs his hands. BV. Mrs Davis opening bedroom curtains. AS. From outside, Mrs Davis opens the window. CU. Mr Davis eating breakfast. SV. Mrs Davis using feather duster to clean photo of Mr Davis. CU. Photo being dusted. SV. Mrs Davis dusting. LV. Mr Davis interrupts the dusting to kiss his wife goodbye. CU. Kiss. SV. Mrs Davis continues to dust. GV. Mr Davis closes the front door and meets his chauffeur. LV. Towards and pan, the chauffeur and Mr Davis riding along road on a tandem. Mr Davis trying to read his morning newspaper from the back of the chauffeur. CU. Pan, Mr Davis trying to read his newspaper while cycling on the tandem behind the chauffeur. GV. Birmingham main square and building.
GV. Conference room with delegates seated around table Mr Davis arrives and shakes hands with chairman and takes his seat. LV. Down the conference table. SV. Pan along line of delegates to Mr Davis and chairman. CU. Pan delegates on the other side of table. CU. Programme of conference. CU. Programme of C.E.A. Summer conference at Blackpool. GV. Chairman rises to end proceedings (nat sound). SCU. Delegate rises and starts to speak (nat sound) GV& CU. Mr Davis rises and invites the delegates to lunch. LV. Delegates walking down street. LV. Delegates arriving and entering pub. CU. 'Public Bar' on door. LV. Delegates at the bar. SCU. A delegate drinking glass of beer as he turns and watches Mr. Davis go out to answer the phone. CU. Delegate SV. Delegates standing at bar as awaits brings a tray with cheese and biscuits. CU. Delegate. CU. Lump of cheese on plate being cut. CU. Mr Davis smiling. AS. A Woman appears and calls Mr Davis to the phone. SV. Pan Mr Davis as he leaves to answer phone. CU. Mr Davis on phone. CU. Mr Davis telling the delegates that he has to leave. CU. Doorman outside Marshal and Snelgrove SV. Mr Davis walking into Marshal and Snelgroves. GV. Restaurant. GV. Mr Davis and his secretary enjoying lunch. CU. Pan over food. CU. Mr Davis and his secretary toast each other. SV. Mr Davis shaking hands with delegates on the Birmingham station platform. SV. Mr Davis steps onto the train and the porter closes the door. GV. Train pulling out of station with sign Birmingham New Street clearly visible.
GV. Crowded Blackpool beach with tower in background. (Lib.) GV. Imperial Hotel. GV. Cliffs Hotel. Angle shot sign: Cliffs Hotel. GV. Norbreck Hydro. LV. Mr Davis walking up the drive of the hotel carrying his cases. SCU. The porter carries away the cases. CU. Pan from chef to another member of staff. LV. Mr Davis and the hotel manager inspect the line of staff. CU. Pan along female members of the hotel staff. CU. Mr David Quinlan and Mr Davis having a conspiratorial chat. GV. The A.B.C. Hippodrome Cinema which is showing "It's great to be young". SV. Sign A.B.C. Hippodrome. GV. Blackpool beach with Pier in the background AS. Banner "It's great to be young with Pathe in Blackpool" LV. Mr McGregor and Harry Adler looking through telescope. SCU. Mr Adler looking through telescope. LV. View through telescope of the beach. CU. Mr Adler turns and tells Mr McGregor to have a look through the telescope. LV. View through telescope of Mr Ken Jones manager of Clifton cinemas petting with his wife. CU. Mr McGregor Scott laughing AS. Banner "Associated British Pathe welcomes the C.E.A." SCU. Mr Walsh and Mr Pearl getting off the train. SV. Group (Skutezkys, Mr and Mrs Arnold Barber, Mr and Mrs Joe Pagoda) walking along train platform. SV. Porter surrounded by delegates as he sorts luggage onto a trolley. AS. Pan to Mr Skutezkys and Jim Brewster. SV. Mr and Mrs Micky Shipman walking along a platform. GV. Blackpool front with tower.
SV. Orange girls at La Gala serving ice cream to delegates. SV. Mr W Fielder former general manger of Associated British Pathe eating an ice lolly. CU. Eating lolly. SCU. Walter Eckart being served with an ice cream. LV. Group of delegates enjoying an ice cream and some drinks. CU. Pan from Mrs Howard Smith to her husband continue to Mr Ivor Faull all eating ice cream. CU. Mr Walter Eckart eating. AS. Mr Llewellyn Edwards of Rhyll eating. CU. Mr Eckart eating his pudding. LV. Waitress serving coffee to George Arnold, Mr Davis and Stanley Van Gelden in front of sign "La Gala". CU. Girl serving coffee pan down to Davis and Van Gelden. CU. Pan from Van Gelden back to Arnold. SV. Eckart still trying to finish his pudding. CU. Sign "Harry Adley welcomes you and will be happy to see you at any time in the sun lounge". LV. Delegates at drinks table. CU. Bottle of drink tilt up to see delegates. SCU. Mr and Mrs Sam Lister of the Tower company and Mr Joe Caverson of theatre publicity. SCU. Dudley West of Liverpool, Denis Kester of Pearl and Dean and Younger with Lions Gala Girls. SV. Mr Cheetham of Bedford, Mr Bill Cotton of Pearl and Dean with Mrs Johnson of Ormskirk. CU. Mr Jimmy Carrearas and Mr Micky Shipman. SV. Group Mr Tom Shaylor and Party from Pudsey track in to Mr Shaylor. SCU. Mr Johnson and Mr Dicky Pearl. SV. Pan group sitting and talking with Mr Phil Hanmer sitting in the centre of the group. SCU. Mr and Mrs Drummond Scott and Mr and Mrs. Burnard Charman. SV. Mr and Mrs Lew Edwards eating. SV. Mr Adley pouring drinks for a group of men. SV. Another group drinking. GV. Group at cocktail bar enjoying themselves.
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