- Title: CF833
USA, 1947 BW. COMMUNISM CONDEMNED. House of Representatives UnAmerican Activities Committee in session. J Edgar Hoover takes the oath. He talks about the Communist Party in the USA being the Fifth Column and that it is an evil and malignant way of life and quarantine is necessary to prevent it infecting the USA. William C Bullitt speech – the Communists are red fascists.
USA, 1947, BW. FOOTBALL. G A TECH V NAVY. PENN V VIRGINIA. VS football inc slow motion sequence. ARMY V NOTRE DAME. Crowds wave their caps.
USA, 1947, BW. FRIENDSHIP FOOD TRAIN STARTS TRIP. Californian school children load trucks with food aid for Europe. Box marked ‘food for freedom’. Night. Crowds around train. VS good shots railroad steam train along. Crowds greet train as it pulls into Fresno station. VS steam train along. Stockton station sign. Crowds, steam train along.
USA, 1947 BW. SEC MARSHALL ASKS STOP GAP AID TO EUROPE. House of Representatives and Senate meet to discuss financial aid for Europe. Marshall speaks re aid.
USA, 1947, BW. O’DWYER ASKS FOR SUPPORT FOR FRIENDSHIP.
USA, 1947, BW. AMERICA’S GIFT OF FRIENDSHIP. MS fast moving train, tracking shot of landscape of the mid West. Train arrives in Chicago, men load food aid boxes. Sign reading We Are Friends of Italy. Train stops in Pittsburgh, boxes loaded. Logo for Friendship Train. CU two people lock hands in handshake. Tracking shots from train, CU train driver. VS train, tracking shots of country and Hudson River with telegraph wires. Fireboats spray water in New York harbour with statue of liberty in bg.
USA, 1947, BW. MOVIE HEAD STRIKES AT COMMUNISM. Films being excluded as instruments of capitalist propaganda. Standing ovation.
USA, 1947, BW. CINDERELLA OF THE FURS. Blonde woman tries on fur coat watched by group of men. VS fur coats modelled on skyscraper rooftop.
USA, 1947, BW. FOOTBALL. YALE V PRINCETON. Crowd lift their hands up in unison. Crowd invade pitch and dismantle goal. Men fight over pieces of the goal.
USA, 1947, BW. SAVE FOOD. Alan Ladd in promo about food aid to Europe and how to avoid waste. VS starving children in Europe queuing for food. VS starving and freezing children.
USA, 1947, BW. DOLLAR CRISIS: BEVIN AND CRIPPS HERE FOR MONETARY TALKS. WS RMS Mauretania entering New York harbour. Photographers take pictures of Ernest Bevin and Stafford Cripps. Bevin speaks to camera. They meet Dean Acheson and Snyder.
USA, 1947, BW. Whale at sea seen from ship off the coast of Equatorial Africa. Whale hunting. Man fires harpoon from bow of ship. Explosive charge explodes under water. Whale hauled onto ship. Dead whales lay in row by side of ship.
USA, 1947, BW. Atlantic City, New Jersey. VS bathing beauty pageant. Women / beauty queens wave from passing floats.
USA, 1947, BW. Philadelphia. Huge fire rages. HA shot street below busy with people. Fire fighters aim water at flames watched by police. VS fire raging. Building collapses.
USA, 1947, BW. France. Night. Shirley May gets greased up for Channel swim attempt watched by onlookers. Assistance boats in the Channel. Shirley May swimming. She is pulled out of water and fails in her attempt.
USA, 1947, BW. THE BATTLE OF PEEKSKILL. Poster for appearance by Paul Robeson. Police cordon holds by Army veterans. Crowd of people jeer at buses arriving. Poster reads Oust the Commies. WS open air concert. Police collect baseball bats from veteran / anti-Communists. People watch concert. Scuffles, police arrest man, car windshield smashed, overturned car. Narrator talks about Commie propaganda.
- Keywords:AMERICA, NEWSREEL, COMMUNIST THREAT, SPORT, USA, RED SCARE, COLD WAR
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