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Movietone’s News - Reported by Leslie Mitchell: Stars Entertain Servicemen’s Children


Series Name
British Movietone News


Issue No.
Date Released
20 Dec 1945
Date submitted
14 Dec 1945
Date submitted
17 Dec 1945
Stories in this Issue:
  1. 1Movietone’s News - Reported by Leslie Mitchell: Trailer: "Writing’s Worth While"
  2. 2Movietone’s News - Reported by Leslie Mitchell: Rescued by Helicopter
  3. 3Movietone’s News - Reported by Leslie Mitchell: Stars Entertain Servicemen’s Children
  4. 4Movietone’s News - Reported by Leslie Mitchell: Rodeo in Britain’s Biggest Tent
  5. 5Movietone’s News - Reported by Leslie Mitchell: Wembley Stages Ice Carnival


Story No. within this Issue
3 / 5
Section Title
Movietone’s News - Reported by Leslie Mitchell
MOVIETONE CARD TITLE: Daily Mirror Children’s Christmas Party. DESCRIPTION: The Daily Mirror Children’s Christmas Party was for the children of men serving with the British Army of the Rhine. The kids has plenty to eat and drink, and joined in the singing led by Binnie Hale and Lupino Lane. SHOTLIST: CUT STORY: KS Exterior of theatre with kids queuing. Auditorium packed with kids. Children round Margaret Lockwood and Lupino Lane signing autographs. Peter Brough with Archie Andrews, his doll amuses the kids. Derek McCullough asks a girl if she would like a doll like Archie Andrews. CUs Children eating chocolate ices and drinking minerals. Leslie Mitchell, compere, gets kids to cheer to his various signs. Gaston Palmer entertains with his monkeys. Marionettes stage act, dancing etc. Cut-ins of kids cheering. Binnie Hale and Lupino Lane sing "Lambeth Walk" with the kids, pan from former to kids. CU of few. Finishing on kids singing.
Politics and government; Celebrations and festivals
London; His Majesty’s Theatre
Card file number
David Prosser
Leslie Mitchell
Norman Fisher
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