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    Item currently missing - Material related to newsreel story "Princess Margaret at World Premiere" - 51/32.

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    Selected originals (offcuts, selected scenes, out-takes, rushes) for story "Princess Margaret at World Premiere" - 51/32.


    Various shots of the people entering the foyer of the Warner theatre, Leicester Square, for the world premiere of the film 'Horatio Hornblower'. People milling around foyer. Various shots of Pathe reporter John Parsons interviewing several celebrities, Admiral Fraser, the author of Horatio Hornblower book, writer C. S. Forester and several actors. Admiral Fraser and C. S. Forester are looking forward to seeing the film. Actor James Robertson Justice is talking about how much fun he had while making the film and he mentions a telegram from Gregory Peck. Mr and Mrs Robert Beatty arrive and the actor greets them. Various shots of Princess Margaret arriving with Lord and Lady Mountbatten. Princess Margaret shakes hands with line of film people and other celebrities. Lord and Lady Mountbatten follow. Several shots of the people mingling in crowded theatre. Various shots of the Princess Margaret with the Mountbattens, leaving after the film. Several shots of John Parsons interviewing C. S. Forester and Admiral Fraser after the film. They loved the film. More shots of the crowd in foyer after the film, actors giving autographs etc.

    Natural sound only.

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    Film ID:
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    Selected originals
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:02:38:00 / 01:11:31:00
    51/32 C (Selected Originals)

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