Film: 11352

Newsreels + Film Magazines | 1930 | Sound | B/W


Funeral of innocent child killed by American gangster 1930's.
Huge crowd on the street, sensational commentary. Poor neighbourhood, lots of women and children in the crowd for little Michael Vengalli shot by mobsters. Old women on the steps of brownstone houses. A photographer is visible in the crowd. Four young boys act as pallbearers. Residents in an apartment block look down on the scene from their windows. A long funeral procession, mostly children in white. The family group kneels around the coffin. Leading the mother out of the church, she looks exhausted. She is hysterical beside the grave of her child, people hold her back from jumping on the coffin.
Later in 1931 Mad Dog Vincent Coll would be acquitted of the drive-by murder. In February of 1932 Coll was killed by a member of the rival Dutch Schultz gang in New York, U.S.A.

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