• Short Summary

    Riots outside Pentonville Prison as Ronald Marwood is hanged for murder of policeman.

  • Description

    Titles read: "MARWOOD HANGED".

    Pentonville Prison, London.

    General view of crowds gathered outside the prison where Ronald Marwood is to be hanged for the murder of a policeman. People in the crowds hold placards reading 'Hanging No Deterent', 'Don't Murder Marwood', 'Save Marwood' and so on. Police officers stand near the crowd. Others with police vans guard the entrance of the prison. C/U of elderly lady crying.

    General view of crowds getting restless as the time of the hanging draws near. Police officers pushing crowd; mounted police charge down road towards crowd to hold them back. The crowd break away and run across the road. Policemen struggle with demonstrators. Policemen struggles with demonstrator, camera pans down to a man lying on the ground and being trodden on by the demonstrator who is being carried away by the police. Policemen getting armlocks on the demonstrator then carrying him off.

    Police starting to disperse the crowd. Mounted policeman breaking up crowd, men shouting back at him. Crowd moving off and being followed by a mounted policeman as he rides past a Doctor's Surgery which has a sign outside. A policeman with his arm round an old lady escorts her away from the crowd. Elevated pan shot from Pentonville Prison to the crowds in the street outside.

    Commentator opines that few of the demonstrators seem to be thinking of the relatives of the murdered constable.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:19:20:00 / 01:20:23:00

Comments (1)

  1. Unknown user says

    In the movie Pierrepoint The Last Hangman there is a section on the hanging of Ruth Ellis in 1955. But I see that some newsreel shots of the crowd outside the prison in that movie are actually taken from the Pathe account of Ronald Marwood in 1959!

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