Bootleggers make and pack bottle of alcohol
Video Roll Title: Behind the scenes with the bootleggers: 183ft
SCENES: Behind the scenes with the bootleggers
MLV INTERIOR four men with masks over their eyes, working at bench, one of them brings up sacks, other two unpack bottles from them, fourth fills in small bottles.
TITLE: INTERNATIONAL NEWSREEL. That "real" stuff is "out" six to one with grain (or maybe wood) alcohol, water and coloring matter and "passed" after hydrometer tests on its "strength"
MV man emptying bottle of "real" liquor into jug, then 'butting' it with various liquids, pouring resulting mixture into tall glass container and testing it with hydrometer
TITLE: Nice new labels and "government stamps" are affixed
MLV two masked men, one of them working stamp producing machine (?), the other taking bottles from box, and labelling and stamping them, moisturizing labels in bowl.
TITLE: They look so genuine - and every-one's fake!
MV the two men examining selection of all sorts of bottles, holding them up to take a closer look
CU PAN bottles: Gordon Dry Gin, Haig, Mellwood Whisky, Calissano Vermouth, and lots of various others
TITLE: And there's sad ending to this story - because right in the heels of the cameramen came the government sleuths!
MLV group of government men watching one of the bandits angrily emptying bottle into barrels, while other man unwraps bottles.
liquor, booze, spirits, alcohol, bootleg, prohibition
Background: Bootleggers make and pack bottle of alcohol