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  • Short Summary

    Edgar Groth on trial for planning to imprison people in his torture chamber. Traunstein.

  • Description

    Unissued / Unused material.

    Torture chamber belonging to Edgar Groth. Traunstein (Austria?).

    LS Edgar Groth being led by the police passing crowds waiting at entrance of police station. LS Groth handcuffed to policeman coming through doorway into interior of the police station. CU policeman undoing the handcuffs. CU documents being placed on table. Various shots Edgar Groth. CU two of his accomplices sitting down with their hands covering their faces, another accomplice joins them.

    Interior MS of courtroom. CU finger pointing to document. CU Edgar Groth. CU Groth holding pamphlets, pan up to his face. CU steps leading down to the cellar of the house. Various interior shots of the torture chamber in the cellar, showing the sadistic instruments such as electric chair, gas pistols and acid bath. Various shots man giving demonstration on how the electric chair would work.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2578.28
    Media URN:
    69411
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:48:57:00 / 01:50:13:00
    Canister:
    UN 3030 I

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    The cataloguer of the shots list here questions whether Traunstein is in Austria - no, it's in Germany.

    Attached is a news article from the era reporting on this story.....

    http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1876&dat=19571127&id=s2ksAAA
    AIBAJ&sjid=bMsEAAAAIBAJ&pg=534
    2,3870176

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