A QUEEN IS CROWNED (1953)

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A QUEEN IS CROWNED (1953)

Unread post by earlytalkiebuffRob » Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:38 pm

Mention of PRELUDE (1927), directed by Castleton Knight (sounds like his parents were chess nuts) led me to looking up his film of the Coronation, which I hadn't seen as yet due in part to my acute lack of interest in the subject matter.

I found a copy on YT clocking in at 49/07, about fifty-one minutes in cinema time. Looking it up on IMDb gives a running time of 79m. Was the film cut for US audiences, or is it just an abridged reissue?

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Re: A QUEEN IS CROWNED (1953)

Unread post by Ray Faiola » Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:20 am

I have a 16mm dye transfer print. It is complete. I had a television print years ago and THAT was also complete. So the youtube is obviously an anomaly.

[UPDATE] I just looked at that youtube. It is an off-air recording with a newsbreak following the ceremony footage. They made a big cut at that point before resuming the picture.

Here's a complete version, though stretched to 16x9 rendering it nearly unwatchable (also very washed out "colour"):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqwYC_oEnNY" target="_blank
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Re: A QUEEN IS CROWNED (1953)

Unread post by moviepas » Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:22 am

The UK Blu Ray(at 7.99 pounds tonight in UK) states 80mins as the discs running time.

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Re: A QUEEN IS CROWNED (1953)

Unread post by earlytalkiebuffRob » Sat Aug 04, 2018 1:52 pm

Thanks for the info. I seem to recall the 'Daily Mail' had an offer on the dvd, presumably at the time of one of the anniversaries or Jubilees. Certainly the widescreen upload would be a waste of time if cropped, although the ration button might solve things...

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