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The Christmas Journey


Series Name
British Movietone News


Issue No.
Date Released
26 Dec 1963
Date submitted
21 Dec 1963
Date Other
Dec 1963
Stories in this Issue:
  1. 1The Christmas Journey
  2. 2Snow-Quick-Snow
  3. 3Soccer with a Swing
  4. 4All Blacks Beat Welsh Hoodoo


Story No. within this Issue
1 / 4
MOVIETONE CARD TITLE: The Christmas Journey. DESCRIPTION: The RAF Shackletons based in Cornwall gave Father Christmas a helping hand to deliver Christmas mail to a British weather ship. But he also made some personal visits to an infants school in Middlesex and a home for stray dogs. On the other side of the world we see him riding in a Christmas Carnival. SHOTLIST: Key scene. Aerial transport plane over Atlantic. MS same. CU pilot in cockpit. ES aerial weather ship in Atlantic. MLS plane over ship then drops supplies. LS aerial weather ship. LAS helicopter hovering over playground of children’s school in Ruislip. CU same. CU little boy. MS helicopter on ground. GV pan children greet Father Christmas. MS children waving. MS Father Christmas amongst children. CU little boy. MLS Father Christmas gives away presents to children. CU same. GV same. MS carnival float in Australia. CU little girl. ES Father Christmas on float. MS procession. MLS helicopter landing. CU children watching. BS Father Christmas out of helicopter. LAS pan another on rocket. CU baby. MS mail van draws up at kerb side. MCU Father Christmas out of van. CU dog in kennel. CU another. MS Father Christmas on elephant. MCU another on surf boat. CU same. ES surf boat into shore. MCU Father Christmas with cine camera.
Ships and boats; Entertainment and leisure; Children; Aviation; Communications; Celebrations and festivals; Animals; Military
Australia; Atlantic Ocean; Ruislip
Footage sources
Card file number
Leslie Mitchell
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