• Short Summary

    Children in hospital benefit from the Evening News and Variety Club Toy Appeal. London.

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    No title - Evening News and Variety Club Toy Appeal. London.

    C/U sign outside shop 'please give a toy for a sick child.' C/U photograph of little girl, pan down to toys. C/U picture of orphan girl, pan across dolls, toys etc. which have been donated. M/S men getting big bunches of balloons out of car, M/S as they are taken inside Evening News offices. Interior M/S man giving dolls house for campaign. L/S big pile of toys. M/S pan up games and toys. M/S ladies and men opening the toys and putting them in crates, C/U crate closing.

    C/U Sid James clowning around with Arthur Askey, they are both wearing Father Christmas outfits, Sid helps Arthur on with his beard, then puts his own over Arthur's face as well to cover it up, Arthur peeks out from underneath. C/U Jimmy Tarbuck putting on beard and looking into camera. C/U man with another beard. C/U Jimmy Edwards putting beard on, he kisses girls.

    C/U of Tony Blackburn talking to girls, they stroke his hair. M/S Mr Goodlatte talking to Veronica Carlson. C/U Veronica. M/S Jimmy Tarbuck with nurses, he kisses one of them. M/S of Katie Boyle carrying presents. She walks in and hands them to Father Christmas who is played by Norman Vaughan. She is followed by Wilfrid Bramble who also hands in some toys. M/S Father Christmas surrounded by nurses. M/S Veronica Carlson handing a teddy bear to Father Christmas who is Simon Dee, he kisses her. M/S of Jimmy Hanley and Robert Morley walking in with presents and handing them in to Father Christmas who is Frankie Howerd. C/U Jimmy Hanley handing in a toy car and piling other presents on top as Frankie struggles with them. Interior M/S of children's ward at hospital with nurses handing out presents. C/U Christmas tree with presents at bottom. Various shots little boys in bed getting presents. M/S of a girl receiving present in bed. C/U little girl. C/U little boy playing with toy. M/S Father Christmas going to another little girl in her bed. He hands her a doll. C/U girl looking at doll. C/U girl looking at Father Christmas and smiling.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:03:49:00 / 01:07:20:00

Comments (3)

  1. Unknown user says

    "Mr Goodlatte" is Jack Goodlatte.

    "Wilfred Bramble" should read Wilfrid Brambell.

    "Peter Morley" should read Robert Morley.

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  2. Unknown user says

    Odd that we've listed Robert Morley as Peter. Does anyone know if there's a reason behind why we made this error? Or is it just a simple mistake?

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  3. Unknown user says

    Just so you can be sure, if you listen to the commentary at 02:13 you'll actually hear the commentator confirm that it's Robert Morley, not Peter Morley. So yes, it's just a simple mistake!

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