A review of the year 1953.
THE CROWNING YEAR - REVIEW OF 1953. STV. Queen and Duke arriving at Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. LV. Crowded circle. LV. Queen and royal party in box. Sv. Queen standing in box. SV. Eric Bedford explaining decorations in front of Palace to workman. LV. Pan up, people working on coronation route model. Sv. Abbey Annexe model. GV. Aerial: East Coast floods. LV. Flood water half submerging houses. SV. Water halfway up front doors. LV. Partly submerged cars. SV. Queen walking through crowd in flood area. SV. Duke walking past soldiers carrying sand bags. CU. Queen Mary. SV. Marlborough House. ScU. Newspaper headline - Death of Queen Mary. CU. Woman crying. GV. People paying homage in Westminster Hall. SV. Catafalque. Sv. Model of Mall arches. SV. Type resetting crown. GV. First jump of the Grand National. CU. Types. LV. Jockey jumps hedge without horse, he lands on ground. SV. Crowd. LV. Towards winner passing post.
LV. Zoom in: Matthews dribbling at cup final, zoom out as he passes to centre, goal scored, zoom in as Blackpool players congratulate Matthews. GV. Crowd waving. SV. Matthews and captain with cup being cheered by players. GV. Flood lit Buckingham Palace. SV. Light being extinguished. GV. Dawn over Tower Bridge and Pool of London. SV. Mall Arch at dawn. GV. People lining roads. SV. Queen leaving Buckingham Palace and walking towards coach. SV. Prince Charles and Princess Anne looking out of window. SV. Coach in procession. Angle shot of the Abbey. SV. Royal party in box rising. GTV. Queen entering Abbey Theatre. SV. Peers. LV. SV. Queen at Chair of Estate. SV. Regalia on altar. LV. Queen being escorted to St. Edwards Chair wearing white robe. SV. Queen sits in chair. Sv. Royal Party and Prince Charles in box watching. Sv. SCU. Queen having Robe Royal put on. CU. Duke of Edinburgh looking. Sv. Queen being presented with Rod and Dove: Sceptre held in right hand. SV. Peers rising. LTV. Dr. Fisher takes crown from Dean of Westminster, walks up steps of Chair and holds crown high above Queen's head. He lowers it until he finally crowns Queen. SV. Queen seated in chair after crowning. SV. Churchill looking on. SV. Queen in chair after crowning.
SECTION TWO - SV. Royal party in box with Prince Charles, Queen Mother, stoops to talk to Charles. LV. Duke of Edinburgh pays homage. SV. Duke paying homage, he rises, touches crown and kisses Queen's cheek, then retires. SV. Peeresses. SV. Peers. SV. and LV. Back view: Queen wearing Imperial State Crown walking past altar. SV. Monty with Peers. LV.GV.SV. Towards, Queen's procession walking down nave. GV. SV. Royal Marines in procession entering Trafalgar Square. LV. Royal coach in Whitehall. SV. Crowd. CU. Pan, Queen in coach. LV. Coach rounding memorial. SV. Queen in coach. SV. Crowd rushing to Palace railings. GV. Crowded Mall, and in front of Palace. SV. Queen appears on balcony with Charles and Anne followed by Duke. GTV. of crowd. SV. Queen waving from balcony, with family. GV. Parade.
Epsom at Derby. SV. Queens horse playing up. SV. Royal party in box. LV. Finish of race with Pinza well ahead, passes post. SV. Queen and duke congratulate Gordon Richards. GV. Aerial: Fleet lined up at Spithead. SV. Queen and Duke walking to observation cabin on board 'Surprise'. GV. of Fleet. SV. Aircraft Carrier. Sv. 'Surprise' steaming. Sailors cheering. SV. 'Surprise' steaming past. GV. Illuminated fleet. GV. Parade of aircraft at Odiham. Sv. Pan, Queen and Duke in open car. LV. Car passing Meteors. (2 shots). SV. Airmen looking on. Sv. Pan, Duke and Queen in car.
GV. of play at Oval during final test. CU. Jack Hobbs watching. SV. Compton making winning hit. LV. Players walking in as crowds break. GV. Pan down massed crowds in front of pavilion. Zoom in: English team with Hasset on balcony. CU. Hutton waving to crowds. LV. SCU. Queen and Duke in Land Rover inspecting ex-servicemen. LV. Passing St Dunston's men. Sv. Crowds. GV. SV. March past. LV. March past. SV. Queen on dais. LV. Troopship arriving at Southampton with ex-P.O.Ws. Sv. P.O.Ws waving from ship.
CU. Gloucester flash. CU. Col. Carne. CU. Woman waving. SV. P.O.Ws disembarking and greeting relatives. SCU. P.O.W. being greeted. GV. Canopus at London airport. SV. Queen going aboard from waving. LV. Queen Mother waving. SV. Queen and Duke waving from aircraft.