• Short Summary

    A retrospective on the life and career of Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain after success at Four Powers conference.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Pathe Pictures Ltd. presents - The Man of the Hour. The Rt. Hon. Neville Chamberlain M.P.

    M/S of Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain taking his hat off and waving outside Downing Street. Various shots of troops (Italian, German ?) marching along, tanks and gun carriages follow, this demonstrates military activity and threat of war in Europe. M/S of Chamberlain with his wife.

    M/S of Birmingham Town Hall. (Chamberlain was born in Birmingham). Aerial shot of cars driving on the road underneath. Archive footage of Neville's father Joseph Chamberlain stood by a car, a lady is sat in it, he turns and smiles to crowds of people. M/S of Neville's half brother Austen making a speech and wearing his monocle. Various shots of the Bahamas where Neville lived for a while. M/S as a lady hangs reeds up to dry. Various shots of a Guard standing to attention under the Union Jack flag. Various shots of Birmingham, a man directs traffic. M/S profile of David Lloyd George speaking. L/S of crowds. M/S of Neville Chamberlain as Minster of Health, M/S's of him opening Gunnersbury Park at Acton. Various scenic shots of the countryside. M/S of Chamberlain at Droitwich, he unlocks the door to open the new bath extension to the spa. Various shots of Chamberlain making a speech.

    Various shots as he inaugurates 4 new cottage bungalows, then judges a garden competition in 1928. Various shots of him with coalition Government. M/S of Chamberlain talking to Stanley Baldwin. Various shots as loan conversion forms are sent out, he explains the purpose of the scheme. M/S of him making the budget speech of 1934. M/S of conference of Locarno powers in 1936, M/S of St. James's palace, C/U Downing Street sign. Various shots of him speaking about the budget.

    Various shots as he opens the new telephone exchange in Birmingham and makes a speech. M/S of Stanley Baldwin outside number10 Downing Street on his way to hand in his resignation as Prime Minister. He drives through the gates of Buckingham palace. C/U of number 11, Chamberlain stands at the door before going to the palace to become Prime Minister. Various shots as Baldwin returns.

    L/S interior Westminster Hall, M/S of Chamberlain talking about Empire Exhibition. Various shots of Lord Perth signing Anglo-Italian agreement with Count Galeazzo Ciano. Various shots of Mrs Chamberlain opening the new aerodrome at Belfast and launching the H.M.S "Belfast". Various shots of Chamberlain on airfield and outside Downing Street. C/U of him indoors making speech about what he wants for the country. M/S of crowds outside Buckingham palace. Various shots as Mr and Mrs Chamberlain emerge onto the balcony with King George VI and Queen Elizabeth (later Queen Mother), after breakthrough at Four Powers Conference, they all wave and crowds wave back.

    End Titles.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    hd format:
    HD at Filmfinity
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:41:55:00 / 01:52:26:00

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