STK-ID 15193

Shots of hearse and funeral cortege moving west in front of Centre Block, Royal Mounted Police constables and cabinet ministers (all wearing top hats) marching by hearse. TILT DOWN Peace Tower to mounted RCMP's moving slowly towards camera. Various HAS of cortege moving towards Parliament Hill gate and moving in street, including views of naval honour guard, cortege moving on Wellington Avenue to Christ Church Cathedral. Sequence showing Mackenzie King's coffin being carried inside church for funeral service. CUs of RCMP's on guard and flag at half mast. Sequence after service showing coffin being brought out and loaded into hearse, cortege moving down Wellington Avenue, towards Confederation Square. CUs of naval honour guard marching past, boots of RCMP's and guests walking. HASs interspersed with ground shots of cortege moving into Confederation Square, by Cenotaph and towards Rideau Street. LAS of spectators on Château Laurier balcony. HASs interspersed with ground shots of cortege moving past Russell House towards rear of Central Station. (22/07/1950)


Excerpt from
Mackenzie King's Funeral (6374)
National Film Board
Available formats
Reel 35 mm, Video HI 8
Shooting format
35mm fine grain b&w
Aspect ratio