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  • Short Summary

    Whiskey producers try to get round Prohibition by exporting liquor to Europe.

  • Description

    Jersey City, United States of America.

    Intertitle: "'WE DONT WANT IT'. Distillers are making every effort to ship part of their immense stocks of whiskey - computed at 75 million quarts - to Europe."

    As temperance movements grow and Prohibition strengthens, distillers try and get around the problem by increasing exports.

    Four official looking gentlemen observe another man rolls barrels of whiskey down a ramp from a warehouse, a guard holding a rifle watches over the proceedings. C/U of barrels - ropes are attached and they are hoisted upwards. Four dock workers untie the ropes and load the barrels onto a ship bound for Europe. The dockers laugh and shout as they work.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    208.03
    Media URN:
    21431
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    11/03/1920
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:03:14:00 / 01:03:54:00
    Canister:
    G 649

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