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    Tinted documentary on Prohibition in America.

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

    Tinted title reads: "Pathe Review presents - RUM - An impartial ten year anniversary ? of Prohibition". (T/C obscures part of title) United States of America.
    Intertitle reads: "Ten years ago Demon Rum was banished from this land of the free - forever." Pan across various bottles of alcohol.
    Intertitle reads: "The five founders of the Anti-Saloon League." Shot of five men.
    Intertitle reads: "Liquor has since flowed freely". Men, presumably customs agents, smash barrels of alcohol on the dockside. The liquid sprays out into the air. An illegal still is raided, smashed and its products poured away. Shots of men and women pouring away the contents of bottles of spirits. Shots of a machine, presumably destroying alcohol.
    Intertitle reads: "Today - ten years later (Somewhere in some cities)." CU a hand knocks on door. CU eye peers through peephole. CU lock being undone. Men walk through door.
    Intertitle reads: "There are said to be several speakeasies". Int. shots of bar in speakeasy. CU hard liquor being poured into glasses. More drink is poured.
    Intertitle reads: "Some of it comes from Rum Row - just twelve miles off the Atlantic coastline." Shots of old sailing ships at sea.
    Intertitle reads: "Every year Uncle Sam puts some more of his 'Scotch terriers' on the job." Small US customs motorboats at sea.
    Intertitle reads: "Rocked in the cradle of the deep." Crates are off loaded from ship.
    Intertitle reads: "Here is where the rum-runners get it". Crates are off loaded.
    Intertitle reads: "Terms are usually cash and carry." Men inspect crates on deck.
    Intertitle reads: "Havana is a home port of a certain commerce." View of barrels in docks.
    Intertitle reads: "There is not enough room on the docks for it all." Shot of ship in dock. Barrels are lined up for loading.
    Intertitle reads: "Nassau - a very busy port of the Indies." Pan over Nassau harbour.
    Intertitle reads: "'Once aboard the lugger' - the twelve mile limit tomorrow." A small boat moves away loaded with sacks.
    Intertitle reads: "Speaking of water - here's a microscopic close up." Microscopic shot of particles in water.
    Intertitle reads: "When Uncontrolled, water behaves like this." Flood scenes. Shot of dam.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:50:20:00 / 01:56:14:00
    UN 151 C

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  1. Unknown user says

    The clip clearly needs its current date range of 920-1933 altering!

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