• Short Summary

    Scenes at Alcatraz Prison after the escape of two prisoners.

  • Description

    Titles read: "ESCAPE FROM A FAMOUS PRISON".

    San Francisco, United States of America.

    Various shots of the exterior of Alcatraz Prison as American commentator tells us that two men escaped from the jail and got into a boat with waiting accomplices.

    San Franciscan policemen stand in a line, looking at photographs of the two men; Police Chief William J Quinn is among them. C/Us of mug shots of the two escaped convicts - Ralph Roe and Ted Cole. Brief shot of a guard standing beside cells inside the prison.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    949.45
    Media URN:
    16205
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    06/01/1938
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:36:26:00 / 01:37:10:00
    Canister:
    38/2

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    "Ralph Row" in text and tags should read Ralph Roe.

    "Police Chief Quinne (? Gwynne? Wynne?)" - the Chief is William J Quinn.

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  2. British Pathe says

    Thanks jamied!

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