• Short Summary

    Wardens and convicts are killed during a gun battle at Alcatraz prison. San Francisco, USA.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Alcatraz gun battle.

    San Francisco, United States of America (USA).

    Various shots of jail on Alcatraz island, an aeroplane flies over and coastguard boats sail around during the gun battle as prisoners stage a revolt. Various shots as prison wardens wave journalists away from the island. M/S as Pathe cameraman Frank Vail films the battle. Grenades are thrown into the convicts' stronghold by the marines, various shots of smoke coming out of the windows, bushes on the island are set ablaze by the return fire.

    Various shots of Warden Johnson and Prison Chief Bennett after the revolt is over with 2 guards dead and 13 injured. C/U of Deputy Warden Miller with bullet gash wound on his face. Journalists film them. M/S of broken windows and bent bars from the grenades. M/S of the bodies of 3 convicts killed in the shoot out, brought back to the mainland on a boat. M/S of stretcher carrying covered body of Bernard Paul Coy, who started the revolt. M/S of the covered bodies of Marvin Franklin Hubbard and Joseph Paul Cretzer, they are put into an undertaker's car and driven away.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:56:01:00 / 01:58:02:00

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