Recruitment film for the Metropolitan Police - nice footage showing day to day work of the police.
Metropolitan Police logo.
01:33:13 Policeman in uniform is followed up a majestic stairway by many men wearing suits. They march into a room and stand to attention. C/U of Metropolitan Police general declaration. High ranking policeman sits at a desk. Aerial shots of London. Bobbies on the beat in London. C/U of policeman's feet as he walks through the pigeons in Trafalgar Square. Man steps from the back of an ambulance.
01:35:13 C/U of policeman's legs as he "escorts" a stumbling (drunk?) man up some steps. Policeman's legs as he patrols a park. Children play by a pond. Pan down parked cars. London street scenes. C/U of a car registration plate. C/U of a list of stolen car number plates. A police telephone box on a street corner. Two policemen climb into a van and drive off. C/U of Barclays Bank branch. Two men emerge, climb into a car and drive off.
01:36:49 C/U of a "closed" sign on a shop door. Policeman checks that the door is locked. Policeman takes the hand of a lost child. A military band parades. Changing of the Guards at Buckingham Palace. A couple approach a policeman for directions. Policeman holds up his hand to stop traffic in a busy London street. Black cabs drive around Piccadilly Circus. Shot from moving car of wet West End streets. Could be Oxford Street and Shaftesbury Avenue. Prince of Wales Theatre - Max Bygraves is on the bill. La Belle Etoile restaurant. Good shots of London streets from inside a police car. Trafalgar Square. Police van. Policeman pushes open a door to operations room. Many men work at machines. Policeman turns and looks into camera.
End titles: Produced for the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis by Associated British-Pathe. Metropolitan Police - Wanted - Men and Women - London Needs Them.