• Short Summary

    Denning report issued after Profumo affair.

  • Description


    GV. Whitehall. AS. Name "Treasury" over doorway. SV. & GV. Interior, Lord Alfred Thompson Denning, Master of the Rolls, sitting at his desk writing his report on Profumo affair. CU. Lord Denning. CU. A copy of Lord Denning's report on table.

    LV. Exterior, people queuing up outside HM Stationery Office at midnight waiting for the doors to open. CU. Man waiting. LV. Crowds waiting outside the gates. SCU. Man opens the gates and the crowds start to rush in. CU. Crowds trying to force their way in through gates. CU. Cameraman holding his camera high to get elevated shot. SV. People entering the stationery office, one man shielding his face with his hands. LV. Sign 'Read in Full Lord Denning's Report'. CU. Man shielding his face with his hand. SV. Official places on table a large packet of unwrapped reports. CU. Notice on package "Not to be opened until 00.30 Thursday 26th September".

    LV. & CU. Men queuing up inside, waiting for reports. CU. Large stack of Denning Reports, pan to man receiving one. CU. Cash register tilling up 7/6d. GTV. Mass of people fighting for their copies of the Denning Report. SV. Man receiving about three copies. CU. Man receiving copy, pan to large pile of reports alongside cash register. CU. Cash register, 15/0d, pan down money being put into till. SV. Group of press photographers. CU. Elderly man with bowler hat. CU. Hand picks up four copies of the report, pan up to man in bowler hat.

    GV. The Daily Mail printing press at work, printing copies of the Denning Report in the Daily Mail. SV. & CU. Papers being printed. CU. Man picks out paper from the press and checks the front page. CU. Newspaper showing headlines "Denning Verdict". SV. Exterior, newspaper placards on the Denning Report. CU. Newspaper placard "The Denning Report". CU. Sign outside shop "Denning Report Just Out".

    SV. Pan, people going into HM Stationery Office at 8 am. Side view, people buying their Denning Reports over the counter. SV. Member of staff leaning on pile of reports, board at the back of people. SV. Man outside shop wearing bowler hat and carrying umbrella reading a copy of the report. SV. & SCU. Another man coming out of Smith's bookshop, he stops and starts to read his copy.

    AS. Exterior, restaurant. SV. Interior of restaurant with couple seated at table - gag sequence, natural sound. Elderly man and attractive young woman are ordering food. The man says to waiter: "We are absolutely in the clear, aren't we darling?" They raise glasses, cheer and take a sip.

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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:
    01:54:09:00 / 01:56:36:00

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