Awards Season in Britain | British Pathé

Awards Season in Britain | British Pathé

LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION! – FILM MONTH ON BRITISH PATHÉ (FEBRUARY 2016): Newsreels of the Week: Awards Season in Britain.

Four classic newsreels provide a glimpse of the British film industry’s awards season as it used to be. Includes an interesting Sean Connery acceptance speech which betrays some of his lack of interest in the James Bond character.

(Film IDs 1553.19, 2027.20, 3234.19, 1468.23)

Music:
“William Tell Overture (by Rossini)”
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