Film stars meet royalty at command performance. Empire Theatre, Leicester Square, London.
Unissued / Unused material.
Royal command film performance. Empire Theatre, Leicester Square, London.
CU King George VI and Queen Elizabeth (later Queen Mother) shaking hands with film stars, Joan Bennett is seen clearly. CU Clement Attlee in evening dress and bow tie. CU Mr and Mrs J. Arthur Rank. Various shots film stars. MS Rank with Mr and Mrs Attlee among other guests. Various shots of the guests.
CU the King shaking hands with Mr and Mrs Rank. Various shots guests. CU Valerie Hobson, pan to Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier. CU Maria Montez pan to Jean Pierre Aumont and Patricia Roc. CU Phyllis Calvert, Reginald Gardiner and Joan Bennett smoking a cigarette. MS King, Queen, Princess Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth II), and Princess Margaret on stairs. MS other stars led by Joan Bennett and Patricia Roc. CU Stewart Granger and Sally Gray. CU William Eythe in group. CU Maria Montez and Jean Pierre Aumont.
CU Queen shaking hands with various personalities. CU King shaking hands. CU Margaret Lockwood's daughter presenting bouquet to Princess Elizabeth. CU policemen struggling to keep back crowds in Leicester Square. Various shots frantic crowds and women being lifted up. Various shots royal family shaking hands with personalities and stars chatting in the foyer. Pan down exterior theatre advertising film 'A Matter of Life and Death'. Various shots stars.
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