Universal Newsreels Including Cuba Carlos Prio, Fidel Castro, Guided Missile Bomb, USS Nautilus Sub Ceremony, Radar Plane, China Seated at UN, Mike and Monkeys in Space, Korea Invaded and Much More
Before the TV was commonplace, people saw the news at their local movie theaters. Newsreels were shown before feature films and at dedicated newsreel movie theaters in larger cities.These vintage Universal Newsreel collections are a way to glimpse special events of the past.
A note on quality: Newsreels were not preserved with the same care as much other old film footage. Although most of the footage is of very good quality, this collection may have portions that are silent or have degraded audio or video.
This collection includes the years of 1948, 1949, 1950, 1952 and 1953 and has a run time of 43 minutes on 1 DVD.
Some of the news items covered in this collection include: The Chance Vought XF7U, odd-looking jet fighter plane, goes aloft for spectacular test flights; Cuba's new President, Carlos Prio, arrives by plane for a five-day visit; Holland: "The 'Hangmen of Amersfoort,' Nazi criminals who put scores to death in infamous concentration camp, go on trial before a Dutch tribunal; Evidence found on the Maryland farm of Whittaker Chambers, forging a new link in the chain of spy data, is examined by Congressman Nixon and Chief Investigator Stribling of the House Un-American Activities Caommittee; radar plane has flying saucer-like antenna on top - Navy Super Constellation with largest airborne radome (30 ft diameter) - the "flying flapjack"; Korea Invaded; Spy Gubitchev deported; Nationalist China seated in UN; An intensive "wetback" round-up is the latest episode in the Immigration Department's incessant battle against migrant laborers who illegally ford the Rio Grande; Space Pioneers Mice And Monkeys Soar 38 Miles In Rocket; Groton CT ceremony with Truman dedicating USS Nautilus sub, to be completed in 1-2 years ; Guided missile bomb released from B-29; Fidel Castro "emerged triumphant after two years guerilla warfare", dictator Batista fled and much more
Here are some sample clips from the DVD