• Short Summary

    Item about three prisoner who became first to escape from Alcatraz Island.

  • Description

    Daring escape - Alcatraz Island, San Francisco in the United States of America.

    L/Ss of Alcatraz Island taken from boat. Shots of premium entering building. M/Ss of the Assistant Director of Prisons and the Warden Fred Wilkinson talking to the press. Mug shots of photos of the three escaped prisoners. Frank Lee Morris, Clarence and John Lee Anglan (? not sure of spelling).

    M/S and C/U of the lifelike dummy in prison bed used by the prisoner to fool guards. C/U of ventilator panel. More shots of cell. M/S of pipe shaft the prisoners climbed up to escape. L/S of Alcatraz Island. Shots of coastguard boat and coastguard looking through binoculars. L/S of helicopter. More shots of coastguard with binoculars. L/S of the island.

    Cataloguer's note: Item has American commentary.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:26:16:00 / 01:27:56:00

Comments (2)

  1. Unknown user says

    "Clarence and John Lee Anglan (? not sure of spelling)." - that should read "brothers Clarence and John William Anglin."

    The name "Angland" needs removing from tags, and altering to Anglin.

    "Shots of premium entering building" should read "Shots of pressmen entering building."

    "Assistant Director of Prisons and the Warden Fred Wilkinson" should read "warden Olin Blackwell and Assistant Director of Prisons Fred Wilkinson"

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  2. Unknown user says

    An alternative report on this very same story can be seen in clip 3050.16.

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