• Short Summary

    Herbert Morrison throws a party for Mr Attlee's silver wedding anniversary.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "THE CABINET GOES TO A PARTY".


    Cabinet Ministers attend a party at 10 Downing Street given by Mr Herbert Morrison, President of the council to Mr and Mrs Attlee on their silver wedding anniversary. Close up shot of Mrs Attlee shaking hands with George Hall, Secretary for the colonies and Alfred Barnes, Minister of Transport. Close up shot of face of Mr Morrison chatting to Clement Attlee.

    Close up shot of Sir Stafford Cripps, President of the Board of Trade, chatting to George Hall. John Strachey, and Lord Jowitt, the Chancellor. Close up shot of Mr Morrison taking a cake from a tray proffered by his wife. Close up shot of Morrison eating heartily. Close up shot of Ellen Wilkinson. Close up shot of Ernest Bevin biting his lip. Close up shot of Aneurin (Nye) Bevan, Minister of Health, smiling at Mr Hugh Dalton, Alfred Barnes looks on. Close up shot of Mr Dalton roaring with laughter.

    They all sing "For He's a Jolly Good Fellow". Ernest Bevin, Foreign Minister, conducts in time behind. Close up shot of the Attlees holding a silver salver given to them by the cabinet. James Chuter Ede stands by his side. Close up shot of Mrs Attlee holding the silver salver, showing the names of all the cabinet ministers inscribed on it and Attlee's face is reflected in it. Close up shot of Mr and Mrs Attlee arm in arm.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:51:12:00 / 01:52:40:00

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