• Short Summary

    Various scenes surrounding industrial unrest in America - 1934.

  • Description

    Unused / unissued material - no paperwork - dates unclear or unknown. 1934?

    United States of America. Natural sound story about the transport strike.

    Men gathered outside building. Sign reads "General Drivers Union Strike Headquarters". Large gathering of men on strike. Some men are carrying clubs. Security men open fire with guns. Strikers throw bits of wood.

    Top view - a ship moves away from its moorings. Strikers are gathered on the dock. As a harbour police boat moved up some of the men start to thrown things.

    Trams running unhindered in the streets. A petrol station with sign reading "Plenty Come In." A greengrocer unloads goods. Cars run past an RKO Cinema - The Golden Gate. The cinema is advertising "Of Human Bondage" starring Leslie Howard and Bette Davis (1934). Men in barbers. Unidentified man talking about giving jobs to American citizens to reduce unemployment.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:56:56:00 / 02:00:25:00
    UN 52 C

Comments (1)

  1. SeamusPM says

    Starting at about 1:59 and four about 30 seconds is all footage from the Minneapolis Teamsters' Strike of 1934. It opens with Strike Headquarters of Local 574 at the 1:59 mark. Significantly, what you label as "security men opening fire" is, I believe, footage of the Minneapolis police firing on picketers. If I'm correct, it's footage of an incident known as "Bloody Friday" from July 20th, 1934.

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