• Short Summary

    Personalities and sights of Venice during 1948 Film Festival.

  • Description

    Unissued / unused footage - dates and locations may be unknown / unclear.

    Venice Film Festival, Italy.

    Italian newsreel titles read: 'OSPITI ILLUSTRI' (mute section).

    M/S of aeroplane bringing the Shah of Iran, Mohamed Reza Pahlevi, to the Festival taxiing in. M/Ss of Shah shaking hands with Giulio Andreotti, Secretary of the Italian Government and walking away from plane. Shots of Shah in motor boat. Shah in trunks walking through the sea after a swim. Shah with towel on arm walking in to change.

    Shah in restaurant. C/U pan around men seated at another restaurant table to Anna Magnani, Italian actress and film star. C/U of director Roberto Rossellini. C/Us of Jean Cocteau speaking into microphone. M/S of Hollywood movie mogul / film tycoon / producer Darryl F Zanuck in swimming trunks, sitting on beach with his wife and daughter Darrilyn. Tracking shot view of harbour. M/S of truck containing luggage pushed up to aeroplane - Zanuck's luggage before leaving for the United States of America. M/S of Zanuck's daughter; pan to luggage. Shots of plane taxiing on runway and taking off.

    Italian newsreel titles read: 'VITA VENEZIANA' (Italian commentary).
    L/S of the Laguna with the Church of Madonna Della Salute in background. Several shots of people on board boat. At Murano we see several shots of people looking at glassware. Canal with gondola. Ducks walking along road. Riverside scene. At Burano two little girls make lace. At Torcello we see two shots of the town. At Venice, loaded motor boat comes in to jetty. People sitting down at reception given by Andreotti. Several shots of personalities at the lunch - American hostess / journalist Elsa Maxwell, Italian film actress Lea Padovani and others. Shots of personalities in street with Andreotti. M/S of actor / director Orson Welles and Elsa Maxwell. M/S of Welles and Lea Padovani. Shots of German film director GW Pabst (he won Best Director prize here for his film 'The Trial'). Various shots of unidentified personalities. C/U of baby chasing ball on beach.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:10:00:00 / 01:13:22:00
    UN 1989 B

Comments (2)

  1. Unknown user says

    The festival ran from 19 August - 4 September 1948.

    "Andreotti" is Giulio Andreotti. Here's a photo of him at the festival (oddly enough with the next person to be mentioned in the shots list, Anna Magnani).....


    "Zanuck's daughter" - her name is Darrilyn.

    "Lagune" in final paragraph should read Laguna.

    "Lea Padonvani", line 8 of final para, should read Lea Padovani.

    "GW Pabst" is Georg Wilhelm Pabst, (which is how he seems to be credited in his films).

    "Andreottie" in final paragraph should read Andreotti.

    Report comment
    Report comment
  2. Unknown user says

    Thanks. Useful info, jamied.

    Report comment
    Report comment

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment