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  • Short Summary

    Two opposing French lawyers decide to fight a duel

  • Description

    Marnes la Coquette, near Paris, France

    DUEL OF THE CENTURY TO SETTLE LAW CASE, BETWEEN M. VIGNANCOURT AND M. NORDMAN

    Background: during a lawsuit against a wartime traitor, the opposing lawyers decide a duel. LS. Pressmen gathering outside gates of the private estate where the duel is to be fought. SCU. Road sign - 'Marnes la Coquette' SCU. Entrance forbidden notice. LS. Gathering of pressmen in ground. LS. Seconds, etc, gathering outside summer house before duel. MS. One of the arbiters walking out of summer house. SCU. One of the contestants arriving, on the scene carrying sword. MS. Contestant carrying sword. MS. Contestant chatting to second. MS. Second Contestant arrives. Pressmen run as they follow him. SCU. Reporters taking statement from one contestant. SCU. Reporters chatting, to other contestant, MS. Reporters waiting around. MS. Cameramen waiting around. LS. MS. The duel in progress MS. Cameramen waiting around. LS. MS. The duel in progress MS. Cameramen looking on. MS. One Contestant chatting to Arbiters. MS. Other contestant walks away.

    (Mute. F.G.)

    Cataloguers Note: Interesting story and documentation

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2505.30
    Media URN:
    67855
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1949
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:59:20:00 / 02:00:55:00
    Canister:
    UN 2197 F

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