• Short Summary

    Battle for US Presidency between Truman and Dewey.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "DEWEY CHALLENGES TRUMAN".

    United States of America (USA).

    American President Harry Truman riding in open car through crowded streets during his presidential campaign. He waves to crowd. Confetti falling from skyscraper. Pan, Truman riding in car, waves to crowd. Crowd cheering. Truman and daughter Margaret entering station. Truman stops to shake hands with little girl. Truman boards train and stands on platform. Photographers taking pictures. Long shot of presidential train moving towards camera as it leaves the station.

    General view of large crowd of farmers at Salt Lake City. Truman standing on platform, pan to placard 'Welcome to Iowa'. Close up shot of Truman speaking (natural sound). He urges people to vote for him.

    Intertitle reads: "THOMAS E. DEWEY". Close up shot of the Truman's challenger, Thomas E. Dewey. Dewey walks to rostrum in front of large crowd. He waves. General view, crowd waving and cheering. Close up shot of a plaque on Dewey's train 'Dewey Victory Special.' Close up shot, back view, Dewey on train platform. Travel shot of the crowd.

    Skid pan - general view New York's skyscrapers. General view, exterior of City Hall. Dewey as Public Prosecutor with four of his advisers. Close up shot of Dewey speaking.

    Three gangsters (racketeers) and a victim. One gangster talks (natural sound). Close up shot of gangster and victim - they argue. Gangsters start beating up the victim.

    Two racketeers and a victim - an old man, saying that he does not need any protection. Man throwing ink on dress in van.

    Close up shot of newspaper headline 'Two racket kings indicated by Dewey.' Detective ushering men through door. Towards, detectives with handcuffed man leaving elevator.

    Close up shot of notice 'Election Booth.' Towards, queue moving into election booth. Inside polling booth.

    Skid pan - general view, interior of Republican rally at Drake University Field House. General view of large crowd cheering and waving. Long shot of Dewey standing on platform acknowledging cheers. High angle shot of crowd listening to Dewey's speech. Close up shot of Dewey continuing to speak (natural sound).

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:15:38:00 / 01:17:54:00

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