Material relating to the newsreel story "Helen of Troy Premiere" 56/11
Selected Originals (Offcuts, selected scenes, out-takes, rushes) for Story "Helen of Troy Premiere" 56/11
A selection of material some not seen in the original item of the Gala Premiere of "Helen of Troy" a Warner Brother Spectacular. Mute.
Warner Theatre, London.
GV. Across Leicester Square of the Warner Brothers Cinema with "Helen of Troy" up in lights. MS. Janette Scott waving to crowd under the canopy of the Warner Brothers theatre. GV. Line of policemen holding back crowds. GV Line of Policemen and crowds. GV. Front of the Warner Brothers Theatre cars being waved on by Policemen pan up to Helen of Troy in lights on frontage. SV. Pan couple from cat into cinema. SV. Policemen holding back crowds. SCU. Exterior: Princess Margaret getting out of car and is greeted by Lee Morgan, General Manager of Warner Theatre, camera panning with them they make their way into theatre. .GV. Crowds line the pavements in Leicester Square. SV. Passing Limousine GV. Dignitaries wait in line for Princess. SV. Dignitaries and members of the films cast wait in line. 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. Princess works her way down the line. CU. Guests shaking hands with the Princess. GV. Crowds straining to watch. GV. The Princess receiving a bouquet of flowers.
GV. The London Students "Helen" arriving. SV. Donald Sinden and wife arriving. SV. Janette Scott who plays Cassandra - Princess of Troy CU. Janette Scott SV Guests arriving including C J Latta Managing Director of the Associated British Picture Corporation and Dr Eric Fletched MP (a director of A.B.P.C.) SV. Guests arriving. CU. Guests. GV. Stanley Baker and dignitaries in the Foyer. SV. Dignitaries arriving. SV. Dignitaries posing for the camera. CU Gordon Scott (Tarzan) with Betta St. John. CU Leigh Sharron American cabaret star. CU. Group of Guests. CU. Guests. GV Crowded foyer. SV. Guests arriving. GV. Crowded Foyer top view of Princess Margaret entering theatre (interior). Lee Morgan presents Princess to Sir Reginald Kennedy-Cox (founder of the Dockland settlements). GV. Princess takes her seat. CU. Souvenir Programme programme is lowered to reveal the Winner of London students own "Helen". CU. Moving along the line of Cast members as they greet the Princess, Nora Swinburne, Stanley Baker, Janette Scott. CU. Arthur Abeles Managing Director of Warner Bros. shakes hands with Princess (they have a short talk) Princess then shakes with Mrs. Abeles. SV. As the Princess moves along a line of Guests. SV. Princess chatting and shaking hands as she moves along the line. SV. Cast members and dignitaries waiting in line.
This item was a special to be shown only on ABC cinemas.