• Short Summary

    Film Premiere of 'Castle In The Air' held in Llandudno for the CEA conference.

  • Description

    Follows directly one from title card 'Congress Dances' - A Special of the Cinema Exhibitors Association Conference.

    Llandudno, Wales.

    GV crowd of people gathered outside The Palladium cinema in Llandudno. Poster on front of cinema advertises the film 'Angels One Five'.

    Inside the foyer of the cinema. Guests arrive for the premiere of the film 'Castle in the Air'. Men dressed as Beefeaters / Yeomen of the Guard stand at the entrance. C/U picture of star of film David Tomlinson.

    SV. Mr. Bill Fielder, General Manager of Associated British-Pathe, speaking to Mr. Hugh Owen, Chairman of the CEA Council. Mr Fielder is smoking a cigar. Anne Elton arrives. She is followed by Bob Cheatham. Cutaway to man dressed as beefeater. SV Mr. and Mrs. Cattlin with Jess Yates.

    Exterior view of car drawing up outside cinema. Crowds are gathered to watch arrivals.

    Shots in the foyer of more arrivals. SV. MacGregor Scott greeting Mr. Payne. Cutaway to man dressed as beefeater. SV. Jane Hylton and Joan Dowling (British Film Stars) with others, shaking hands.

    Exterior views of the crowds outside the cinemas. A sign above the door advertises the 'World Premiere" of 'Castle in the Air'.

    SV. Bob Godfrey, followed by Charlie Brown and Colonel Theo Figlestone, entering foyer.

    C/U large film light. SV. MacGregor Scott, C. J. Latta (Managing Director of Associated British Pathe) and Mr. Bill Fielder. More shots of people arriving at premiere of 'Castle In The Air' at the CEA conference. SV. Mr and Mrs. Singleton and Mr. and Mrs. Taylor. Tom O'Brien MP (General Secretary of N.A.T.K.E - NATKE - National Association of Theatrical and Kinematograph Employees). More shots of the foyer of The Palladium Cinema, Llandudno. SV. Mr. Bill Speakman (President of the Cinema Exhibitors Association Conference) and Mrs. Speakman (in white dress and fur). SV. Mr. T. France . More guests arrive. SV. Lady King, Manny Gold, Bill Fielder. C/U man dressed as beefeater. SV. Russell Roberts, Ted Hancock, Mr. Fielder. C/U light. SV. MacGregor Scott, greeting Sandra Dorne (Actress) with Fielder. CU man dressed as beefeater / yeomen of the guard.

    Actors on stage in theatrical costume act out 'The Prologue' - a tribute to Queen Elizabeth. It is a pageant about Queen Elizabeth I - the stage is mocked up to look like a film set with a camera on a dolly moving backwards and forwards. They are dressed in Elizabethan costume - a young woman kneels and kisses the hands of the actress playing Elizabeth I.

    Dancers and singers arrive for the Aladdin Ball. Guests arrive. A small band plays. A woman is standing at a microphone singing (no sync sound). Women dancers dressed in Eastern costume dance on the dance floor. Members of the audience look on. More shots of the dancers. One girls lies on the floor with a drum. Guests dance away the night. (All the men are wearing evening dress). Good length shots of dancing.

    MV. Mr. Roberts receiving golf first prize - a trophy and golf bag. SV. Mr. Roberts, pan as he walks away. SV. Mr. Tomes receiving shield as second prize.
    Continues on record "Pathe Ball Fireworks".

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:44:37:00 / 01:51:00:00
    52/56 (Special)

Comments (1)

  1. Unknown user says

    The title for this clip should be changed to "Castle in the Air", that being the title of the film being premiered.

    Some footage of the film being made can be found in clip 1297.20.

    "Colonel Theo Figlestone" should read Colonel Theo Fligelstone.

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