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  • Short Summary

    Communist John Ross Campbell causes dissolution of Labour Government.

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    Title: "Government Defeated following refusal of enquiry on abandoned prosecution of the Communist Mr. J. R. Campbell".

    Intertitle: "... the Author of the article which precipitated the crisis".

    C/U of Campbell smiling and laughing. C/U of Campbell writing. C/U of Campbell sitting in his office, speaking on the telephone, in front of a poster reading - 'THE CAMPBELL CASE'.

    M/S of a group of stern faced men walking with purpose up a London street, passing press photographers and journalists - members of the Labour cabinet, perhaps?

    C/U of a man in a judge's wig reading from a scroll - he is declaring the date of the next Labour election.

    C/U of Campbell reading a newspaper - 'THE WORKER'S WEEKLY'. C/U of Campbell smiling.

    M/S of the man in the wig reading from the scroll, two old men in tricorn hats stand on either side of him. M/S of a small crowd gathered on a London street - possibly Downing Street.

    Note: please refer GOVERNMENT DEFEATED (version 1 of 2) also in G 1125, for more shots of these events. AH 2000.

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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:
    01:25:45:00 / 01:28:16:00
    G 1125

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