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- Teaching Film Custodians abridged classroom version of a DuPont Cavalcade Theatre television series episode, "Crisis in Paris" (season 4, episode 8), which first aired November 29th, 1955 on ABC-TV. Dramatizes the strategy used by Benjamin Franklin, head of the American Congressional Commission, sent to France to enlist French support for the American cause during the American Revolution. Although French aid is at first denied, Franklin maintains cordial, diplomatic relations. Illustrates Franklin concealing an unacceptable British proposal for ending the Revolution from French Prime Minister Compte Charles de Vergennes and records Vergennes reopening negotiations with Franklin's commission and granting the much-needed French aid.