Film: 1201

Social History | 1930 | Sound | B/W


Crime in New York 1930's
Mayor La Guardia, New York, U.S.A. "Six-hour day for all workers" banners. Greenstore and stern knee pants manufactures. Workers on strike. Gambling on a fruit machine being fed. Machine carried away by police. Mayor La Guardia speaks about getting rid of mobsters and racketeers. Gang beating up person. Brick through window. Woman hands over money in extortion. Man throws dye on dress, Protection racket. Woolworth building. Racketeer, Thomas Dewey and prosecutors build up case, files. Witnesses give evidence against gangster, woman looks through blind at suspects.

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