Hearst-Pathé News, No. 31

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Hearst-Pathé News, No. 31

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Year: 1917

Original Title: Hearst-Pathé News, No. 31
Producer: William Randolph Hearst
Type: movie
Year: 1917
Genres: Short, News
Cast: Leonard Wood , Bill Donovan , C.M. Best , Theodore Roosevelt , Woodrow Wilson
Countries: United States
Languages: None , English
Color Info: Black and White
Aspect Ratio: 1.33 : 1
Sound Mix: Silent
Original Air Date: 14 Apr 1917 (USA)
Production Companies: International Film Service
Distributors: Pathé Exchange
Synopsis: New York City: King Baseball makes his bow to the American public, and the Yankees meet tin Red Sox for the opening game. Subtitles: The players give exhibition of military preparedness before the game begins. Major-General Leonard Wood greets Bill Donovan, the Yankees' Manager. In Brooklyn the Naval Militia attends the first tussle between the National League Champions and the Phillies. The national pastime is ushered in with patriotic ceremonies at Los Angeles, Cal. Washington, D.C: With war at hand, the Lewis machine gun again comes into prominence, and is tested for use by the U.S. Marine Corps. Subtitles: The gun can also be held while firing. Quick action. Boston, Mass: The interned Austrian liner Erny is seized by Federal officials as the dual monarchy severs relations with the U.S. Subtitle: The crew is transferred to Deer Island for safekeeping during the war. Roye, France: A sorrowful panorama of ruin and desolation unfolds before the French, as they survey the territory laid waste by the Germans in their retreat. Subtitles: Hardly a home is left intact. The roads are completely destroyed. The inhabitants of the liberated rejoice at the return of their brave troops. The devastation of the country cannot halt the Allied advance, and the big guns move forward to new positions. Texas City, Tex: The Monorail system of transportation is adopted by the cotton industry, to facilitate the loading of ships. Subtitle: The overhead conveyor carries the bales a distance of one mile, thereby saving the work of over 100 persons. The California Militia Stages a Mimic Battle to Help Recruiting: Subtitles: The Bugler sounds the warning of attack. The invading army advances, under the protection of an armored caterpillar tractor. The Battle. Right through the enemy's lines the modern juggernaut sweeps, allowing no quarter to the defeated forces. The Red Cross braves the fire to aid the "wounded." C.M. Best, the inventor of the tractor, congratulates the lone operator of the war machine. New York City: The Italian S.S. Adriatico carries a fleet of submarine chasers aboard, as an added precaution against U-boats. Subtitle: Ready for battle. San Francisco, Cal: Wartime fervor grips the Pacific Coast, and thousands of persons pay a glowing tribute to the Stars and Stripes. Subtitles: Confederate veterans at Austin, Tex., rally round the flag. Party lines disappear, and Col. Roosevelt visits President Wilson to pledge his support to the Administration. The former President tells reporters of his plan to raise a volunteer army of 22,000 for early service at the front.
Producer: William Randolph Hearst