• Short Summary

    Prohibition - alcohol poured away in Zion City under new U.S. law.

  • Description

    Zion City, U.S.A. The Prohibition era. Full titles read: "WILL IT EVER HAPPEN HERE?' " "84,000 bottles of liquor condemned to be destroyed under "Pussyfoot" law, are poured into City sewers."

    C/U Camera slowly pans from right to left over a cluster of open topped wooden barrels and crates. Each is filled to the top with hundreds of assorted empty beer bottles. The lower half of a man can just be seen dumping another crate of bottles.

    M/S A number of smartly dressed elderly gentlemen wearing an assortment of bowler and trilby hats, stand in line in and pour away vast quantities of alcohol down what looks like a large drainage trough. M/S Two men in flat caps and sou'westers share a joke as they empty more bottles.

    M/S Looking straight down the drainage trough. Large well built policeman smiling oversees the proceedings, hands over a bottle to one of the elderly gentlemen who promptly pours it into the trough. Various men wearing raincoats and hats stand behind them. All appear to be in Jovial mood. A large building and numerous trees can be seen in the background.

    C/U We see the spout of the trough with the alcohol pouring down a large hole in the ground (presumably the opening to the sewer).

    Note: Safety print (x2) exists on the Hold Rack (38)

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:02:22:00 / 01:03:11:00
    G 629

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