• Short Summary

    In the Potsdamer Platz riots start as Russians declare war on black marketeers.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "BERLIN CAULDRON SIMMERS".

    Berlin, Germany. Several shots of the Potsdamer Platz, Berlin - focal point of the struggle between East and West in Berlin. Black marketeers in the Potsdamer Platz. Colonel Frank Howley, Commandant of the US sector, seated in car talking to other man. Officers looking on. Colonel Howley seated in car talking to subordinates. Long shot of Potsdamer Platz. Notice board 'You are Leaving the American Sector' on corner of street. Crowds standing around. Colonel Howley and subordinates talking to Russian officers. Notice board in three languages. Colonel Howley with subordinates talking to Russian officers.

    Essen, Germany. Horses heading circus parade through streets of Essen. Elephants in parade. Close up shot of elephants in parade followed by zebras. Low angle shot of acrobat dangling by teeth over town. Shot from top of building, acrobat still holding on with teeth. Close up shot of acrobat on ground collecting money from onlookers - to help Berliners. Exterior of circus building.

    Munich, Germany. Crowd in street in Munich. Crowd walking towards concert hall in Munich. Crowd going into concert hall. Concert - pan along crowds to orchestra in concert hall. Money from concert goes to help Berliners.

    Berlin, Germany. General view of Potsdamer Platz, soldier in jeep in foreground. General Edwin Herbert, Commandant of British Sector, talking to subordinates in Potsdamer Platz. Close up shot of General Herbert speaking to other senior officers. General Herbert and officers cross road. Back view, General Herbert and other officers walking through crowds in Potsdamer Platz. German man painting white lines dividing sectors. Crowd looking on. German man continuing work. Close up shot of the man painting line. German man still painting line half way across Potzdamer Platz. Russian soldiers looking from their sector over to British sector. British Military Police and German labourer fixing notice board.

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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:
    01:29:26:00 / 01:31:10:00

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