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Drama Awards


Series Name
British Movietone News


Issue No.
Date Released
28 Jan 1957
Date submitted
24 Jan 1957
Stories in this Issue:
  1. 1The President’s Inauguration
  2. 2Drama Awards
  3. 3Wharton’s Tragic Crash
  4. 4Round the World Flight
  5. 5New Giant Liner
  6. 6Oranges and Lemons
  7. 7Princess Caroline


Story No. within this Issue
2 / 7
MOVIETONE CARD TITLE: Drama Awards. DESCRIPTION: Some of the guests at the Savoy, famous dancer and actress Moira Shearer with Malcolm Sargent. Eartha Kitt was there, and so were Richard Attenborough and his wife Sheila Sim. Awards presented by Mr Max Aitken, went to Paul Schofield, Dame Peggy Ashcroft and to Peter Ustinov. In New York Ingrid Bergman was presented with the New York Film Critics’ award for the best film actress of 1956. Back in London Sir Laurence Olivier was honoured for his great work in bringing Shakespeare to the people in three magnificent films. He received the Pears Trophy. SHOTLIST: Shots of the statues. Moira Shearer being greeted. Moira with Sir Malcolm Sargent. Shot of Eartha Kitt. MCU Richard Attenborough and Sheila Sim. Paul Schofield collecting his award from Max Aitken. Peggy Ashcroft collecting her award. Peter Ustinov collects his award. Shots of the statues. Slip pan to New York. Ingrid Bergman waving on steps of plane. Ingrid Bergman down steps. CU people holding posters welcoming Ingrid Bergman. Slip pan to Ingrid Bergman being presented with the New York Film Critics award. CU Ingrid Bergman. CU award. CU Ingrid Bergman. Slip pan to London. MCU Laurence Olivier. MCU poster. Shots of receiving Pears Trophy. MCU Laurence Olivier making a speech. MCU Laurence Olivier with award.
Performing arts; Awards and honours
London; New York; United States of America
Footage sources
United States of America
Card file number
Geoffrey Sumner
John Davies
Robert Turner
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