• Short Summary

    American amateur film makers make Western melodrama in their own back lot.

  • Description

    Thought to be Selected Originals from late 1940s material.

    Title reads: "Disaster Rides The Rails!" American voiceovered newsreel material.

    Oakland, California, United States of America (USA).

    Long shot of a timber train. Top shot of the model of train. Long shot of train arriving at broken bridge. Long shot of the train crashing over embankment. Various shots of amateur film industry technicians filming model train's fall.

    Technicians directing tying up of girl. Angle shot, man struggling with girl by trestles. Keg of gunpowder handed up. Villain clouts girl on head. Villain lights fuse. Man and henchmen run. Close up shot of girl tied up to trestle beside burning fuse. Long shot of train arriving at bridge. Close up shot of the girl and gunpowder. Close up shot of the wheels of engine. Close up shot of the fuse. Long shot of the bridge as it blows up. Close up shot, front of engine. Long shot of the train crashing over embankment.

    Possibly connected with 48/104 - MD.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1524.20
    Media URN:
    59837
    Group:
    Unknown sel originals
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:21:31:00 / 01:22:38:00
    Canister:
    UNSO Reel 045 C

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