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  • Short Summary

    A look at the devastation caused by a fire in an American asylum.

  • Description

    Chicago, United States of America.

    Title: "ASYLUM ABLAZE. 17 inmates killed in terrible fire disaster".

    M/S of a man walking through the debris caused by the fire, as he moves between mangled bed frames he appears to be searching for something. M/S, looking through a charred window frame, of a burnt-out office. Panning shot of the remains of the asylum - it has been almost completely destroyed. Rather poignantly, an upturned Christmas tree lies in the foreground.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    328.03
    Media URN:
    24180
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    17/01/1924
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:02:13:00 / 01:02:52:00
    Canister:
    G 1050

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