• Short Summary

    Escape attempt from Alcatraz prison in San Francisco fails.

  • Description

    Alcatraz Prison, San Francisco, California, United States of America (USA).

    Title reads 'The Fiction Like Escape from Alcatraz'.

    LS. Alcatraz Prison from sea. Close shots of Alcatraz prison buildings. MS. Warden, Olin Blackwell and Assistant Director of Prisons Fred Wilkinson hold a press conference after escape attempt by three convicts. Close up shots of the photographs of the three convicts who tried to escape. Various shots of the dummies made by the escaped convicts attempting to trick the wardens that they were asleep. Two shots of the hole they cut and the route they planned out. MS. Coast Guard launch in San Francisco bay. LS. Police helicopter hovering. LS. Alcatraz.

    (Comb. F.G.)

    Date found in the old record - 14/06/1962.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:43:01:00 / 01:44:40:00
    UN 3629 F

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    "shots of the photographs of the three convicts" - the three men pictured are Frank Lee Morris, and brothers Clarence and John William Anglin.

    An alternative report on this very same story can be seen in clip 1721.13.

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