• Short Summary

    How the films are made - California.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "AMERICA".

    California, United States of America (USA).

    Long shot of a timber train. Angle shot, man struggling with girl by trestles. Keg of gunpowder handed up. Villain clouts girl on head. Villain lights fuse. Man and henchmen run. Close up shot of girl tied up to trestle beside burning fuse. Long shot of train arriving at bridge. Close up shot of the girl and gunpowder. Close up shot of the wheels of engine. Close up shot of the villain peeping. Close up shot of the fuse. Long shot of the bridge as it blows up. Close up shot, front of engine. Long shot of engine crashing down embankment. Long shot of engine, track back reveals film technicians at work. Technicians directing tying up of girl. Top shot of the model of train. Long shot of the train crashing over embankment.

    Note: this sequence resembles the old fashioned "Perils of Pauline" serials. This item is also featured in Picette No. 5 - Chimps, Champs and Chumps.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    1444.29
    Media URN:
    47246
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    27/12/1948
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:40:01:00 / 01:41:00:00
    Canister:
    48/104

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment