• Short Summary

    The New York subway under construction - nice shots of men going underground and in tunnel.

  • Description

    United States of America. "Come with the Pictorial man and meet some real underworld men - in this case, the tunnellers of New York's new subway." High angle panning shot of the construction site. M/S of group of workers entering a lift - rather like a mine shaft lift. They are lowered down into the ground. Point of view shot from inside the lift.

    Shot of the door being opened at the bottom - lots of steam flies out. Narrator states: "They are now under the East River". Men enter an airlock before going into the tunnel itself. Inside the airlock they are put slowly under pressure - equal to that in the tunnel. They are released into the tunnel. Various shots of the men at work in this long underground tunnel. Prediction that the tunnel will be finished in 1932. M/S of the men emerging from the lift on the surface.

    The track will carry people from lower New York to Brooklyn.

    Note: item length includes opening title sequence. Sequence features the words "Pathe Pictorial - Puts the World Before You" over a shot of the River Thames with Tower Bridge in the background. Intertitle follows which reads: "Recorded by R.C.A. Photophone System.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe sound pictorials
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:51:08:00 / 01:53:29:00
    PSP 717

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