• Short Summary

    Story covering the life and assassination of French President Paul Doumer.

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    Unused / unissued material - no paperwork - dates unclear or unknown. 1932?

    French title reads: "Mr Paul Doumer A Succombe A Ses Blessures. C'est avec une stupeur inexprimable et une emotion qu'on ne saurait depeindre que Paris a appris l'assassinat du President de la Republique."


    Still of French President Paul Doumer. Still of his dead body being carried out of building. Cars and crowds gather outside the place of Doumer's death. Quick shot of Pierre Laval going into the building. Shots of other dignitaries (possibly including Albert Lebrun). More shots of the crowds outside and various politicians coming and going. More shots of Laval leaving. Still of the assassin - he looks as if he was beaten during his capture. Short shot of Doumer while alive. Still of French parliament.

    Intertitle reads: "Le lendemain de l'election de Versailles."

    More shots of President Doumer during his career, visiting places , with his wife, at the French football cup final etc.

    Title reads: "Le President De La Republique A L'Hotel De Ville. Paris. Retardee en raison du deuil national, la reception officielle de M. Albert Lebrun par la Municipalite parisienne vient d'avoir lieu."

    Ext. view of Hotel De Ville. President Lebrun arrives for an official reception in Paris.

    Intertitle reads: "Apres la ceremonie qui a eu lieu dans les salons le President quitte l'Hotle de Ville." Lebrun leaves the building and is driven away in a car through large crowds.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:09:27:00 / 01:13:55:00
    UN 77 B

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