LS TO MS of two motorcycle cops and cop car
driving down rural road towards camera and r to l.
LS aerial of two motorcycle cops and cop car
driving into blast proof, radiation proof, radar
bunker (from beginning of film)
Note (See PA-25, 01 44 55 to 01 56 40, same
title, for Part 1 of this footage)
MS surveillance camera with voice over
"Government must survive if people are to
LS two men walk briskly around corner, TO MS of
surveillance monitor. LS above bunker operations
with voice over "Civil defense is government
operating in an emergency".
MS man greets "Mister Mayor", continues "the
situation looks pretty bad right now, we don't
know exactly what's happening now". TO "planes
over Alaska and Canada"; MS above view men in
CU bald man with glasses and woman with voice
over "Ladies and Gentlemen ...you've heard..."
CU three men looking at camera, voice over "...the
reports that `enemy planes are approaching"
CU mayor of Portland announcing "In less than
three hours an H-bomb might fall over Portland"
with sub-title, "An Attack Is Not Taking Place".
MS Mayor at microphone and "Mister Jack Lowell
will co-ordinate operations here". Lowell speaks,
shows location of attacking bombers on wall map
LS situation room with man on tall aerial type
ladder charting huge wall map. other people in
room seated at desks.
Above shot situation room with people at variety
of desks as mayor walks to section with military
Above view man charting wall map as female
secretaries hand him reports.
LS Man at microphone and man in radio booth
signals to go on air. CU Two military clocks on
wall with signs and lights indicating "Evacuation
in progress" (9 10) and "Take Cover" (5 10)
CU Man radio announcer tells of imminent attack.
CU 1950s car radio and hand turning dial. CU man
in car with furrowed brow, driving as he listens
MS view of city traffic, tall buildings as seen
from over shoulder of driver. mcu traffic light
turning green. voice over radio, "follow the green
MS view from car with voice over "John Carpenter,
a sports caster becomes the warning voice..."
LS Downtown Portland with voice over "In 1955
Portland held a practice mass evacuation....".
CU woman and three children in car, driving.
LS bridge leaving city, with heavy traffic, TO
nice shot from bridge, TO Various Shots traffic on
LS of traffic and police helicopter approaching
MLS police copter approaching towards camera.
Aerial pan traffic on highway. CU Copter towards
camera and over.
MS Policeman talking to dispatcher from
helicopter, Tilt down, bumper to bumper traffic
LS Line of cops seated at long table at police
station, others at wall map in b/g
CU Motorcycle cops directing traffic. CU Same
CU Car license plate reads "57 Washington", TO LS
Cop diverting traffic, stopped car is an Edsel
MCU "Evacuation Route" sign on road. Various Shots
of evacuation route for trucks, servicemen and
equipment. Variety emergency vehicles, trucks,
towards camera. Aerial same.
CU Man in white military style hat speaking into
mic giving orders to emergency people, TO Various
Views men preparing for blast, covering vehicles
with tarps, running to dispersal area, towards
camera, passing sign, "DISPERSAL AREA NUMBER 3 -
CU "Red Cross Mass Feeding Unit" truck backs in,
TO Various Shots unloading truck
CU Woman-- Uniformed Red Cross worker
Various Shots maps with military markings
CU Elderly man smoking cigar
MS Man at map with slide rule graphing, turns
around to group seated at desks says, says; "Let's
face it gentlemen if we have a blast on Portland
it will be hours...", TO Various Shots men giving
reports from fire, police, city engineer, etc.
Reports by other groups continue, with voice over
about Portland passing a $1 Million tax initiative
CU Man with shades (sunglasses) gives report of
school children evacuation
LS Two men tracking giant wall map from ladder
LS Two men in radio room woman brings a message
MS Pan women phone operators in booths
LS Pan of microfilm room TO two shots MS and CU of
woman at microfilm reader device
MS Woman at mail sorting machine
MLS Women servers serve men cafeteria style at
soup kitchen, Men sit at table with others,
MCU Man drinking coffee from paper cup, taking
drag on cigarette,
LS Man alone in room full of cots, sits on one.
CU same, man looks depressed..
CU Female mannequin head--nice, TO Various Shots
empty store fronts
01 12 03 LS Eerie main street Portland, devoid of traffic,
people, save two motorcycle cops riding down
MS Air raid siren on tower sounding. LS Sole man
running on empty sidewalk in business district,
to shelter. MS Lone dog running down empty path
CU Sign in operation center "Take Cover" and
flashing light bulb
CU Military clocks and "Take Cover" and
"Evacuation in Progress" signs.
CU Montage face shots, civilian, police,
executives, secretaries , operators, et cetera as
man announces that bombers are overhead, aerial
view radio tower amid forest of trees.
Glenn Ford narration
Description: DRAMATIZATION EVACUATION OF PORTLAND, OREGON, ATOMIC, NUCLEAR, CIVIL DEFENSE, COLD WAR. "ONLY A TEST"
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