• Short Summary

    Various special features of the gangsters own car are demonstrated to an English audience.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Southend. Al Capone's 'Killer' Car. Chicago gangster's armoured, bullet proof car, weighing over 3 1/2 tons and capable of 110 mph is here!"

    Southend, Essex.

    A police siren screams as American car drives through streets of Southend.

    An American man demonstrates various features of gangster Al Capone's car, a 1928 Cadillac Model 341A Town Sedan. He shows us the Police siren, bullet proof glass and police radio. A small group of people are watching the demonstration.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    707.23
    Media URN:
    6186
    hd format:
    HD Cam
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:30:28:00 / 01:32:36:00
    Canister:
    33/43

Comments (3)

  1. jamied says

    The car seen here is a 1928 Cadillac Model 341A Town Sedan.

    The car was displayed at a Southend-on-sea amusement park for several years in the 1930s.

    The car has a long and fascinating history, more of which can be seen here.....

    www.rmauctions.com/featur
    ecars.cfm?SaleCode=MO10&
    CarID=r161&fc=0

  2. TheNarrator says

    The American man in the clip was my great-uncle - Harry Elmo LaBreque. He purchased the car in Chicago shortly after Capone\'s arrest and transported it back to England specifically to show it at the Kursaal in Southend. I have his unpublished memoirs which describe the purchase and subsequent showing of the car

    www.essexvoicespast.com

  3. British Pathé says

    Thanks.

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