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  • Short Summary

    Wardens and convicts are killed during a gun battle at Alcatraz prison.

  • Description

    Unused / unissued material - no paperwork - dates unclear or unknown

    Alcatraz Prison Island, San Francisco Bay, California, United States of America (USA).

    LS from boat of famous American prison island. LS of building with the word Alcatraz painted on roof. LS of plane flying overhead, pan down to island. Shots of boats floating around Island.

    Back view of photographers on board boat. MS of prison guards on quay shouting to journalists. MS of reporters. MS of prison guard talking. M/S as Pathe cameraman Frank Vail films the battle. LS of prison building with smoke coming out of one of the windows. Possibly the wing is being stormed.

    Various shots of Warden Johnson and Prison Chief Bennett after the revolt is over with 2 guards dead and 13 injured. C/U of Deputy Warden Miller with bullet gash wound on his face. Journalists film them. M/S of broken windows and bent bars from the grenades. M/S of the bodies of 3 convicts killed in the shoot out, brought back to the mainland on a boat. M/S of stretcher carrying covered body of Bernard Paul Coy, who started the revolt. M/S of the covered bodies of Marvin Franklin Hubbard and Joseph Paul Cretzer, they are put into an undertaker's car and driven away.

    N.B. Looks like a mute version of 46/38 - MD.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:31:12:00 / 01:33:06:00
    UN 84 H

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