• Short Summary

    Murderer Ruth Ellis was sentenced to death on June 21st and hanged on July 13th.

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    London & Newton-le-Willows.

    Ex-model Ruth Ellis (still photograph), a woman sentenced to death for murder of her lover, racing driver David Blakely. CU. Angle shot, Old Bailey - figure of justice, & SV. LV. Front entrance of Old Bailey. CU. Name plate "Central Criminal Court". SV. Front entrance of Old Bailey. GV. Home Office. CU. Name plate on doorway "Home Office". SV. Home Secretary Mr Gwilym Lloyd-George cutting ribbon to open the coronation drive leading to the new classifying school at Newton-le-Willows. GV. Crowds milling around outside Holloway prison. SV. Crowds waiting. GV. Prison and crowds waiting on either side of the road. LV. Prison with police in foreground. SV. Mrs Van-de-Elst waiting with another woman outside prison. SV. Crowds waiting. One man looks at his watch. SV. Mr Neilson, brother of Ruth Ellis, standing waiting with a woman. SV. Pan, crowds rushing across the road after execution, to look at death notices on prison door. SV. Crowds assembling round main doorway. SV. Pan, police linking arms holding back crowds. SV. Crowds and police around doorway looking at death notice (2 shots). SV. Crowds looking at notice. CU. Notices on doorway of prison. LV. Crowds outside, some walking away. SV. Main tower of Holloway prison.


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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:14:03:00 / 01:15:32:00
    55/57 Special

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  1. Unknown user says

    "Mrs Van-de-Elst" should read Violet Van der Elst.

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