KING ALEXANDER ASSASSINATED dissolve to: Monarch of Yugoslavia and Monsieur Barthou, French Foreign Minister murdered in Marseilles.
Marseilles, France: Semi view of flags on mast & planes flying overhead. CU. of Pinnace towards & CU. of M. Barthou walking up gangplank. Long view of Mr. Barthou & King Alexander on deck of Battleship. Pan. of ship and group boarding Pinnace. Travel shot from boat of crowd on quay cheering. CU. of pinnace towards quay, King Alexander lands. Top view of King Alexander walking towards followed by crowd. CU. of King Alexander walking towards camera. CU. of King Alexander and M. Barthou in Stationary car. Top view pan. of car driving away. Semi view of Mounted Police escort towards. CU. of crowd. Long view of Assassin on running board of car firing revolver at King Alexander & M. Barthou, Mounted policeman hits assassin twice with sabre, people rush around car & mounted policeman waves sword for reinforcements. CU. of men carrying body. Long view of people carrying body in building. Gen top view of mounted police reinforcements dashing up road. Long view of crowd...
Sound Effects: Loud noise of gun firing and aeroplane noise. Gen. noise of motor-boats engine. Off-stage voice describes arrival & assassination. Military Band plays "Le Marseillaise"
King Alexander I of Yugoslavia (1921-1934), Crime, Justice and Law Enforcement; France; Camera Effects; Royalty; Jean Louis Barthou (1862-1934), Personalities - Politicians
Background: KING ALEXANDER ASSASSINATED dissolve to: Monarch of Yugoslavia and Monsieur Barthou, French Foreign Minister murdered in Marseilles. Dramatic pictures from scene of dastardly crime. (story to follow)
(NOTE - the king was assassinated with the French foreign minister on 9th October 1934