Material relating to newsreel story 'U.S. Prison Riots' - 52/35
Selected originals (offcuts, selected scenes, out-takes, rushes) for story "U.S. Prison Riots" 52/35
Same material as in the newsreel - American voiceover - first shot without superimposed title.
Rahway, New Jersey and Jackson, South Michigan - United States of America
(Original American title - Prison Wave in N.J. & Michigan!) GV. New Jersey State Reformatory at Rahway. CU. Plaque New Jersey State Reformatory 1896. LV. Prisoners demands printed on bed sheets hung on dormitory windows. SV. Two police guards standing by searchlights. LV. Police standing by searchlights, pan to L.V. of dormitory. SV. Gateway of Michigan State Prison (Jackson Prison) GV. Cellblock. Policeman in foreground. MV. Reporters interviewing, Earl Ward through barred window. SV. Ward talking into microphone. SV. Two more convicts looking through window. SV. Two warders with knives held to backs talking to prison official through barred window. CU. Pan, two warders looking through barred window. GV. State police cars lined up outside building. LV. Cellblock on fire. SV. smoke coming from roof of building. GV. Elevated, convicts milling around yard after breaking out of mess hall. GV. Convicts building barricade in prison yard. SV. Police official firing tear-gas gun. LV. Elevated, tear gas bomb exploding and convicts dispersing. GV. Convicts milling around. & BGV. SV. Smoke coming from prison roof. GV. Pan, convicts milling around prison yard, pan down to police advancing. MV. Top view, police with rifles have tray thrown at them. GV. Convicts running around police yard amid tear gas smoke. LV. Pan, damaged buildings. LV. Wounded prisoner being carried on stretcher by comrades. They stop and argue which way they should take him. GV. Rioting subsided, convicts being herded towards cells. MV. Top view, convicts being herded to cells. GV. Over parapet, convicts being herded back to cells. MV. Armed police stand around door of cellblock as last convict enters. SV. Policeman with rifle on guard.