Film: 7551

Places + Locations | 1950 | Sound | Colour

Synopsis:

A film about Washington D.C. U.S.A.
The White House. Capitol Hill and The Supreme Court and the Library of Congress. Shot of the Constitution of the US. George Washington's house in Virginia. Tourists wandering round Mount Vernon. Shots of its interior. Thomas Jefferson's memorial in spring. Lincoln's statue. Old Ford's Theatre (where Lincoln was shot). Memorial Bridge - cars and buses crossing on it. Robert E. Lee's mansion. Arlington's graveyards. Tomb of the Unknown Soldier - Living soldiers, crowd watching, parade before the tomb. Amphitheatre behind tomb packed to capacity. The sitting crowd stand en masse. The Pentagon in Long Shot. Bureau of Engraving. Traffic on Washington roads. People crossing roads. Embassy row - shots of various embassies.
Indian women in traditional dress enter the Indian Embassy. Pan American Union Building. Georgetown University. George Washington University. Americans eating picnic in Rothcreek Park. A full swimming pool - boy on slide and into water. Zoological Park - Polar Bear behind bars. Children walking from cage to cage. Monkeys, elephant. Water falls on the Potomac River. Soldiers marching in parade along streets lined by crowds - the Inaugural Parade.


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