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Year
1937
Runtime
20 min.
Director
-
Genres
Documentary, Short
Rating *
6.3
Votes *
64
Checks
125
Favs
3
Dislikes
3
Favs/checks
2.4% (1:42)
Favs/dislikes
1:1
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  1. Thorkell's avatar

    Thorkell

    Whom does the police protect, the people, the government or big companies? In the Memorial Day massacre of 1937, the Chicago Police Department shot and killed ten unarmed demonstrators in their back and their side as they where fleeing (and shot and injured 30 other. Nine people were permanently disabled and another 28 had serious head injuries from police clubbing). The police got the tear gas and the iron clubs they used from the steel factory! No police were ever prosecuted. The police said that their actions where justifiable because some of the people where on drugs! The Newsreel Footage shown in this short documentary was suppressed to hide what really happened:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Q3RUGLfFv0
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jId4f3SE4vc
    7 years 9 months ago
  2. MovieDearest's avatar

    MovieDearest

    Per the book "America's Film Legacy: The Authoritative Guide to the Landmark Movies in the National Film Registry", the running time for this is 20 minutes. 9 years 12 months ago
  3. few visible scars's avatar

    few visible scars

    Can someone clarify please?

    Are Thorkell's links the valid for tick film? It feels more like a film about the film, but , (as suggested on other comments), the actual footage is very short, and (if you follow the IMDb link, it is supposed to be a documentary about the strike / massacre, not just newsreel footage..

    I'm claiming it for now, but accept correction...
    6 months 1 week ago
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