One reel of neg, containing two items. [A] Unidentified RN ship escorts five liners or merchant ships in 1939/1940. [B] First scene from MGM production "Grace of Innocence", cameramen Derek Williams, shot on board an unidentified RN ship.1939/40 [Allocated]
Summary: Ls of two funnellled ship/liner at harbour. Same ship viewed from stern, small craft around it. Ms of ship's cannon with other ships in Bg, in line at sea. View from deck of sailor washing deck rail and two ships in line astern, possibly a convoy. Close view of civilian merchant ships astern. View along deck of ship's gun and two ships in line astern. Various mid shots of four ships astern of war ship. View from convoy escort of two funnelled liner, with funnels smoking. Various shots getting progressively closer to the liner. Final view of the liner from the deck of the Royal Naval escort.
[35mm, B+W, Neg, mute. Kodak 1940 & 1939, Nitrate stock.310ft.]
White spacer, picture resumes at 315ft. [B] Middled-aged civilian man holds up a film slate to camera, while standing on deck of a RN ship:
"GRACE OF INNOCENCE"
CAMERAMAN - DEREK WILLIAMS
SCENE NO. 1A TAKE 1"
Cut to La view up at sailor manning Bren gun nest. He looks through binoculars.
35mm, B+W, Neg, Eastman Kodak US 1939.
Total length of roll is 362ft
Accession and scan: Toby Haggith, 22/11/2019