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  • Short Summary

    Dramatic footage of an oil gusher on fire in middle of Santa Fe oil district, California, USA.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Like a mighty torch. Burning oil gusher, in heart of Santa Fe Oil District does immense damage. California, America (USA, U.S.A.).

    L/S of the fire blazing up from the gushers. L/S of the fire and men in front, various shots as the flames shoot upwards, M/S as one of the rigs begins to lean and topples over on its side. People stand and watch as fire-fighters rally round. M/S of rig falling again.

    Intertitle - 'Roaring into the night!'

    L/S as the flames burn upwards lighting up the night and the surrounding rigs.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    766.22
    Media URN:
    35422
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    22/11/1928
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:50:54:00 / 01:52:36:00
    Canister:
    G 1557

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