KS. Exterior of Empire, same in lights outside, with crowds climbing up to see arrivals. Several shots of crowds (at night) in the rain. Inside foyer, arrivals of Lewis Douglas, pan to Sharman Douglas & Lord Blandford. Gloria Swanson & daughter. James Stewart & family (with his wife and step sons Ronald & Michael). Gloria Swanson & daughter. Ted Ray & Andrew Ray. CU skirt of Irene Dunne dress & tilt up to CU of her. Bromhead receives Royal Family. J Arthur Rank with King. Same introduced to CTBF. Andrew Ray presents Queen with bouquet. Royal party walk up stairs to circle. Credit Title - "Mudlark", "Queen Victoria" riding through cheering crowds in landau. After show, presentation of following stars: Claudette Colbert, Marlene Dietrich, Gloria Swanson, Queen shakes hands with Montgomery Clift, with James Stewart, with Ted Ray & son. John Mills talks with two Princesses. Leslie Mitchell talks with King. Queen shakes hands with Tyrone Power. Irene Dunne talks with Queen Elizabeth. GV foyer. see story number 54546/2 for cuts
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The Royal Film Performance naturally drew large crowds to Leicester Square; rain or no rain, they intended to see all they could of the arrival of the Royal Family and of the many guests and stars attending.