The stars arrive for the Royal Command Film Show - The Mudlark. Leicester Square. London.
Royal Command Film Show, 'The Mudlark'
L/S of the exterior of the Empire in Leicester Square, London. L/S of people outside Empire. People assembled in the foyer. Various good shots of film stars arriving including, Irene Dunne, Pat Dainton, Janette Scott, Thora Hird, Mr and Mrs Richard Todd, and Vera-Ellen. M/S of the Marquis of Blandford pan to Sharman Douglas and Lewis Douglas, pan back back to Blandford, pan back again to Douglases. L/S stars waiting in foyer, for arrival of King and Queen.
L/S King and Queen arrive and are greeted by Reginald Bromhead. C/U Queen smiling. C/U Queen pan to Dulcie Gray. C/U Queen pan to Marlene Deitrich. L/S King and Queen with stars. M/S Back view, King and Queen talking to Ted Ray. C/U Queen. M/S Queen talking to James Stewart. C/U Jimmy Stewart talking to Queen, Queen passes on to Gloria Swanson. C/U Queen pan to Gloria Swanson. C/U Princess Margaret pan to Princess Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth II). M/S Empire Commissionaire shaking hands with Queen after presenting her with box of chocolate.
Note: Michael Wilding, Glynis Johns, Ray Milland and wife Muriel, Valerie Hobson, Claudette Colbert also appear [thanks to Andrew Spicer and 'jamied' for information]