• Short Summary

    Premiere of the Warner Brothers spectacular "Helen of Troy" attended by Princess Margaret.

  • Description

    Warner Theatre, London.

    GV. Leicester Square, Warner Brothers cinema with "Helen of Troy " up in lights - this is the film's premiere. SV. Policemen holding back crowds. SV. Donald Sinden and wife arriving. SV. Janette Scott who plays Cassandra, Princess of Troy. CU. Leigh Sharron, American cabaret star. CU. Gordon Scott (Tarzan) with Betta St. John. GV. Crowded foyer. SCU. Exterior, Princess Margaret getting out of car and is greeted by Lee Morgan, General Manager of Warner Theatre. Camera panning with them as they make their way into theatre. Cut to top view of them entering theatre (interior). Lee Morgan presents Princess to Sir Reginald Kennedy-Cox (founder of the Dockland Settlements). SV. Stars and distinguished guests waiting for the presentation. Princess Margaret enters the presentation lounge. On her right with her is Lee Morgan and on her left is Nat Cohen, Chief Barker of Variety Club of Great Britain. CU. Arthur Abeles, member of the C.E.A. Managing Director of Warner Brothers, shakes hands with Princess (they have a short talk). Princess then shakes hands with Mrs Abeles. SV. Crowd of onlookers SCU. Princess talking to Nora Swinburne and Stanley Baker. She shakes hands with Stanley Baker then goes to Janette Scott and shakes hands with her. CU. Janette Scott. Janette Scott talking to Princess Margaret. CU. Side view, Princess Margaret talking to Janette Scott. SV. Princess Margaret at the end of the second line still shaking hands with officials of the Dockland Settlements. CU. Souvenir programme programme is lowered to reveal the winner of London students' own Helen. SCU. Side view, Princess Margaret sitting in theatre picking up and inspecting programme.

    (Orig.Neg.) (Orig.G.)

    This item was a special to be shown only on ABC cinemas.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:06:28:00 / 01:08:12:00

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