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  • Short Summary

    Story about American gangsters Pretty Boy Floyd and Baby Face Nelson.

  • Description

    Unused / unissued material - no paperwork - dates unclear or unknown

    Full title reads: "Pretty boy" Dead - "Baby Face" Next.

    United States of America.

    CU newspaper report about the death of American gangster / criminal Pretty Boy Floyd. It suggests that Baby Face Nelson is now Public Enemy No. 1. CU still of Floyd. Shots of corpse of Floyd on slab in mortuary. Police officers look over his body.

    Crowd of children gathered outside building. CU still of two unidentified men. Shot of Al Capone running out of court building to climb into car. Still of Al Capone. Shot of unidentified gangster in custody. Shot of corpse on slab.

    CU Newspaper report "Floyd Nemesis Now On Trail of Baby Face". CU corpse in mortuary.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    576.07
    Media URN:
    58897
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:03:53:00 / 01:04:54:00
    Canister:
    UN 136 E

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

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    "Pretty Boy Floyd" was Charles Floyd. "Baby Face" referred to is "baby Face Nelson", (real name Lester Gillis).

    Floyd was killed on 22 October 1934 while being pursued by both the police and the FBI, though the exact circumstances of how he died has never been fully established.

    "Shot of unidentified gangster in custody. Shot of corpse on slab." - both those shots are of John Dillinger. (The shorts seen beginning at 00:43 also appear in Pathe clip 558.15 about Dillinger).

    Given that this narrative of this piece intimates that Baby Face Nelson was still being chased at the point of Floyd's death, and that Nelson was in fact finally shot and killed on 27 November 1934, it can be very safely judged that the footage originated in 1934.

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