STK-ID 18699

MS of prime minister Louis Saint-Laurent speaking from his desk in House of Commons. FOLLOW SHOT of Sergeant at Arms walking up aisle of House of Commons with mace, Speaker Gaspard Fauteux being escorted to his chair, removing hat, sitting. Shots of members of cabinet taking their seats, William Lyon Mackenzie King crossing floor to shake hands of opposition member. MS of Speaker of the House reading prayers, PAN across members of cabinet standing at their desks. TILT UP to Speaker concluding prayer, sitting down. Shot of cabinet members at desks. Shots of Sergeant at Arms walking up aisle of House of Commons, bowing, taking mace, proceeding to leave, of Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod walking up aisle, bowing, speaking and turning back to leave, PAN across members in their seats. Shot of Speaker leaving the House, members following. CS of Sergeant at Arms with mace. MS of Seargeant at Arms opening march, Speaker following with page boys, filing out of Speaker's Chamber, attendants closing door. MS of George Drew, John Diefenbaker, John Bracken sitting in opposition's side. Shots of George Nowlan shaking hands with Speaker, of Nowlan being escorted up to be introduced to Speaker by George Drew and PC Black. Shot of George Drew taking his seat in House. Shot of George Drew being escorted up to be introduced to Speaker by John Bracken and W Earl Rowe. LS of Speaker, Sergeant at Arms, Clerk entering House of Commons followed by members going to their seats. CS and MS of Speaker Fauteux adjusting gown, putting on hat. (26/01/1949)


Excerpt from
Eye Witness No. 12
National Film Board
Available formats
Reel 35 mm, Video HI 8
Shooting format
35mm fine grain b&w
Aspect ratio