• Short Summary

    Christmas celebrations in different countries around the world.

  • Description

    Unissued / Unused material.

    Title sequence for Christmas 1950.

    Intertitle - 'United States'. LS pan down from organ to choir. High angle MS choir. Exterior view of a church in the snow. Interior MS back shot of congregation rising during service. MS people leaving church. CU clergyman shaking hands with parishioner as he leaves. LS people gathered outside church.

    Intertitle - 'England'. LS church. Exterior LS night shot of church with clergyman and choirboys walking to it. MS clergyman and choirboys entering church. CU back view as they walk down aisle. MS back view woman playing organ, pan to schoolboy working bellows. CU chandelier decorated with holly. MS through archway in nave to congregation.

    Intertitle - 'Holland'. MS's small boy placing his clogs down by stove. MS Dutch family grouped round model of the Nativity. CU woman kneeling beside model of Nativity. CU woman kneeling burning candle.

    Intertitle - 'Korea'. MS gun crew in snow. MS soldier cleaning shells. MS soldiers grouped round fire. CU fire. CU soldiers drinking.

    Intertitle - 'Mexico'. Exterior LS church with back view family walking up steps. MS family walking up steps and entering gate. MS portrait of the Virgin and Child with back view of family looking at it. CU family standing in prayer. The mother guides hands of small son she is holding in her arms in making sign of the cross. CU father holding small son. CU mother holding son who kisses her. She kisses him back. LS choir singing carol.

    Some scenes used in 50/103.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:03:02:00 / 01:05:45:00
    UN 2322 C

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