• Short Summary

    Kidnapped child Mark de Tristan is returned home to his parents.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Kidnapped Baby Home"

    United States of America (USA).

    MS of father carrying his three year old son Mark de Tristan through crowd after he had been released from captivity by a kidnapper.

    CU Still of the man charged with the kidnapping, a German Jakob Muchlenbroich.

    MS of the child's mother thanking the men responsible for returning her child, with CU of her holding the child and talking to him.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1057.36
    Media URN:
    21160
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    10/10/1940
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:40:02:00 / 01:40:43:00
    Canister:
    40/82

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    "MS of father carrying his three year old son Mark de Tristan" should read MS of father, Count Marc de Christian, carrying his three-year-old son Marc de Tristan Jr.

    "Still of the man charged with the kidnapping, a German Jakob Muchlenbroich" - many versions of the kidnapper's name have come up during research, the most likely of which seems to be Wilhelm Jakob Muhlenbroich. (The version currently on Britishpathe appears nowhere else).

    The child was found safely on 23 September 1940.

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  2. jamied says

    "MS of the child's mother" - that's the Countess Marc de Christian.

    The location is Hillsborough, California.

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