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1951 - Marshall Plan Films: Hour of Choice, The (1951) R1 of 2

Reel Number: 250132-07

Color: Black and White

Sound: SD

Year / Date: 1951

Country: East Germany,France,Greece,USSR

Location: DC,Paris,Washington

TC Begins: 00:38:17

TC Ends: 00:48:48

Duration: 00:10:31

NOTE: FOR ORDERING See: www.footagefarm.co.uk or contact us at: Info@Footagefarm.co.uk Titles. 00:38:41 Montage: Dramatic light over mountain skyline; tropical coastline; tree-lined European road; girl w/ sheep; mosque along coastline. MCU peasant; city people; various types & nationalities; man eating raw fish or ??. Camera on tripod on sidewalk in sun w/ pedestrians. 00:39:30 People off small ship’s gangway w/ suitcases; group of young eating at long rows of outdoor picnic tables near tents, laughing. CU border control, passports, customs. Montage of statues, sculpture, churches, architecture. 00:40:30 Frontiers, searching car. Int. of Cathedral & choir entering. Church service w/ Christmas ritual, blessing of animal . Jewish outdoor service. Interior w/ Russian Orthodox service. 00:42:04 Int. courtroom. People into London Underground buying newspapers. Soap box speaker in Hyde Park. Others at microphone & MCU people listening, arguing. 00:42:51 Border control & inspecting bags. Potter at wheel; Man walking large draught horse; jeweler working; men picking grapes. Shipyards & knocking supports for launching. 00:43:29 Two women looking at textile fabric; sidewalk cafe; people picnicking on grass; waiters race; bicycle race; walking along park; celebration w/ large street floats. Fireworks. GOOD. 00:44:32 Montage: explosions of war; ruins; people picking up in rubble; memorial sculpture; cemetery & people. Woman w/ baby carriage along river; people getting food in refuge camp. 00:45:15 Line of Massey Harris combines threshing / harvesting grain. 00:45:27 LS from HA of Red Square w/ military parade; MS marching Soviet troops; tanks; marching people; signs: Yankee Go Home; large photos of Stalin & ??. Boys marching w/ small FDJ (Free German Youth in East Germany) banners. Marching East German police; marching women in white blouses & carry flowers & scarfs. GOOD. 00:46:12 USA montage: Mayflower stone; pan shots of NYC skyline & from top of Empire State Building. 00:46:38 Building in rubble, clearing, laborers, construction. 00:47:01 Capitol building, George Marshall speaking to microphone on desk in MCU: “It is logical that the United States should do whatever it is able to do to assist in the return of economic health in the world. It would be neither fitting nor efficacious for this government to draw up unilaterally a program designed to place Europe on its feet economically. This is the business of the Europeans. 00:47:37 LS ship at dock; people waving from railing above sign: Marshall Plan’s Millionth Ton For Greece. Montage of cranes unloading goods. 00:47:49 LS Men around series of rings of table at a conference setting up Organization for European Economic Cooperation (OEEC); swish pan to man training men w/ tractor; montage of construction, drilling, jackhammers, machine tools in factory, Marshall Plan Films; Post-WWII Reconstruction; Post-WW2 Rebuilding; Aid; Propaganda; Economic History; 1951; 1950s; 1940s; NOTE: entire film brief, montage shots but good sequences & quality. NOTE: Sold at per reel rate. NOTE: FOR ORDERING See: www.footagefarm.co.uk or contact us at: Info@Footagefarm.co.uk

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