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    Crowds outside official building - could be where trial of murderess Cailleaux Cass was held.

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    Caillaux Cass - 1914.


    GV exterior government building (?), imposing official looking thing; w/ lion statues outside; pillars & sculpture of men built into the walls; many people walking in FG or standing and looking. Then DS people walking through iron gates - mostly men in dark suits. Perhaps something to do with the trial? And CU (still) portrait of woman - Mme Caillaux?

    Mystery. Politics; scandal; crime; intrigue; journalism; corruption; court; law; government; embezzlement.

    Note: Caillaux Cass, the wife of France's Finance Minister; Joseph Caillaux; murdered a newspaper editor. Gaston Calmette; editor of Le Figaro; had accused Caillaux of financial misdealings; Madame Caillaux shot & killed Calmette.

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    Old negatives
    British Pathé
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    Black & White
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    01:23:20:00 / 01:23:45:00
    ON 186 P

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    Presumably the title should read "Caillaux Case" rather than Caillaux Cass. (That change also needs making to the top line of the body text).

    "And CU (still) portrait of woman - Mme Caillaux?" - yes, that's Henriette Caillaux.

    The note at the end of the shots list begins "Caillaux Cass, the wife of France's Finance Minister; Joseph Caillaux" - the lady's name wasn't Caillaux Cass, but Henriette Caillaux.

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