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  • Short Summary

    An accident at a Florence motor race ends with a crash and a murder charge for the driver.

  • Description

    Thought to be Selected Originals from late 1940s material.

    Florence, Italy.

    Pan over the crowd hanging around at Cascine Midget Car Racing Circuit, Florence. Close up shot of midget car being pushed towards start. Pan from crowd to start with cars being wheeled to track. Long shot of the cars racing towards camera, pan to crowd. Crowd looking on. Towards, two cars following one another. Long shot of another car racing. Back view, car turns corner. Towards, car racing down road. Bang is heard, then screams - a car drove into the public killing six and injuring more people. Crowd around scene of accident, pan to other side of road. Injured people lying in the road. Scene of accident, pan to other side of road. Close up shot of car. Close up shot of Pasquino Ermini, the driver who caused the trouble, being assisted away, smothered in oil. Excited Italian onlookers rushing around at scene of accident. Wounded man flopping arms out. Woman casualty, man sitting by her side. Three casualties being attended. Close up shot of a boy with broken leg and gashed knee lying on ground. Towards, man being carried to ambulance. Ambulance pulling away, pan to men arguing about stretcher. Stretcher being carried across road. General view of scene of accident. Driver of the car allegedly tampered with engine to increase its power and is now charged with murder.

    Possibly connected with 48/80 - MD.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1522.14
    Media URN:
    59777
    Group:
    Unknown sel originals
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:16:18:00 / 01:17:27:00
    Canister:
    UNSO Reel 038 G

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