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    Item title reads - . Whole country at fever heat of excitement to find President Coolidge's successor to the White House. America (USA, U.S.A.).

    Intertitle - 'Governor A.E. Smith - "democratic" and "wet" candidate and "Al" to everybody!'

    M/S as a small child is handed to Mr Smith as he sits in a car, he drives off with three ladies in the back and another at his side. M/S of a band playing and many men walking behind. M/S profile of Smith on a platform making a speech. C/U of his face, he smiles and talks.

    Intertitle - 'Mr Hoover - "republican" and "dry" candidate.'

    L/S of a huge rally with packed stands, L/S as Herbert Hoover's car drives down the track, people wave American flags, he waves his hat as he passes them. Various shots as he drives along. L/S of the crowd waving. L/S of him making a speech on a platform. M/S of him speaking.

    Intertitle - '"Electionitis" - 100%!' Various shots of thousands of people waving and cheering in a packed hall, many wave flags.

    Note: there is another version of this story with the same title also on *PM0748*.

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    British Pathé
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:07:09:00 / 01:10:07:00
    G 1551
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    G 1551
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    Religion & Politics
    Retro Campaigns The Presidents The Presidential Race
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