Newsreels 1932 (silent)

1932/01/04 - Mussolini Brother Funeral (2) Einstein Arrives (3) Rio De Janeiro Statue (4) Convicts Fight Flood SOURCE: 200 Universal 04-03 National Archives, College Park MD

1932/01/07 - Father Cox Army (2)Babe Ruth starts training SOURCE: 200 Universal 04-04 National Archives, College Park MD

1932/01/18 - Police Fight Mob (2) Prison Reform Cafeteria (3) Hialeah Park SOURCE: 200 Universal 04-07 National Archives, College Park MD

1932/01/25 - Floods (2) Grand Rapids MI (3) Tokyo (4) Cumbres, Colorado (5) Herculaneum, Italy (6) San Pedro CA SOURCE: 200 Universal 04-09 National Archives, College Park MD

1932/01/28 - Japan Threat (2) Navy Day (3) Detroit: Cheese judges at 1932 dairy exhibition SOURCE: 200 Universal 04-10 National Archives, College Park MD

1932/02/04 - Pacific Armada (1) Navy battleships and aircraft carriers prepare for Hawaii war games. (partial sound newsreel) SOURCE: 200 Universal 04-12 National Archives, College Park MD

1932/02/15 - Famous Speed Car (2) Japan Invades Manchuria SOURCE: 200 Universal 04-15 National Archives, College Park MD

1932/02/18 - British Lose M-2 Submarine (2) New Air Parcel Post (3) World's Smallest Cow (4) New Fathers (5) Aquaplane star (6) Lates Hat Fad (7) League of Nations (8) Pope Meets Mussolini SOURCE: 200 Universal 04-16 National Archives, College Park MD

1932/02/22 - Sudden Gale Akron at Lakehurst NJ (1) Navy dirigible is damaged by wind (2) Mightiest War Game - battleships and aircraft carriers in Hawaii war games. (partial sound newsreel) SOURCE: 200 Universal 04-17 National Archives, College Park MD

1932/03/03 - Lindbergh Baby Kidnapped. (partial silent newsreel) SOURCE: 200 Universal 04-20 National Archives, College Park MD

1932/03/07 - Chicago Department Store Opens (2) Lindbergh baby. (partial silent newsreel) SOURCE: 200 Universal 04-21 National Archives, College Park MD

1932/04/25 - Vertical Auto Park (2) Home-brewed beer (3) Olympic housing project (4) Army maneuvers (5) Manchuria. (partial silent newsreel) SOURCE: 200 Universal 04-35 National Archives, College Park MD

1932/05/05 - Hitler Gets Big Vote But Fails In Hope To Nab Prussian Power - "Berlin, Germany: In his most surprising turn of the recent elections, the Nazi group misses by the narrow margin of nine votes to wrest control of the Reich from the Democrats. The meteoric advance puts the Nationalist-Fascist party in possession of 203 of 422 votes in the Diet. Although the reins of government do not change hands, the administration organization experiences a disturbing jolt at the sudden display of strength by the Harzburg bloc, after the defeat of their Chief by Paul von Hindenburg for the presidency." (2) News Paragraphs - "Stockton CA: Airplanes aid onion-growers, Harmful insects doomed with new chemical smoke-screen. (3) New York NY: Creates natural history museum with nuts! A. C. Law develops vocation from odd hobby." (4) "Rome, Italy: A pompous and magnificent ceremony in the Piazza del Popolo attends the conscription of thousands of Fascist recruits. Flanked by his subordinate cabinet officers, Premier Benito Mussolini assumes his favorite role, El Duce, and administers the oath of allegiance to 100,000 Balilla, Boy Scouts, who become Avanguardisti and another group of 100,000 of this rank who are promoted to the class of combat members. A picturesque pageant of peaceful military strength with the country's 'Iron Man' directing the demonstration." (5) Omia, Japan, earthquake disaster. (6) "Chicago IL: Deserted by his hoodlum friends, the one-time king-pin of the underworld starts the long journey toward Atlanta GA, where for the next 7 years at least he'll be No. 40,886 at the Federal Penitentiary. His 11-year sentence for evading income tax payment upheld by the higher courts, Public Enemy No. 1, the bragging, swaggering, 'Scarface Al' is manacled to a petty auto thief and hustled aboard the Dixie Flyer." scenes of Al Capone put aboard railroad train at night. (partial silent newsreel) SOURCE: 200 Universal 04-38 National Archives, College Park MD

1932/05/12 - Peace in Far East - Japan begins evacuation from China after 4 months fighting, armistice signed (2) Housewives aid Share-A-Meal Plan - "New York NY: Tons of food pile up at the headquarters of the Emergency Unemployment Relief Committee under Harvey Gibson's direction, as the house-keepers of the country rally to succor their neighbors in distress. Hampers in shops and stores gather a willing public's donations of provisions, all eager to do their bit for people impoverished by the depression. Contributions are gathered by workers and distributed to the most needy. A bright ray of hope in troublous times." (partial silent newsreel) SOURCE: 200 Universal 04-40 National Archives, College Park MD

1932/05/16 - Akron Enacts Rescue - "San Diego CA: While more than 2,000 spectators look on, spell-bound, the ground crew at Camp Kearny attempting to moor the huge dirigible is tossed to the earth when a faulty ring snaps, breaking the landing line. All except Bud Cowart of Sand Springs, Okla., and two unfortunates, jump from the rope. These two are killed. As the airship drifts upward to 2,000 feet hysteria sweeps the crowd watching Cowart dangle in the air. The sailor, with heroic effort, hangs on for more than an hour until the crew pull him through a port-hole to safety aboard the ship. A thrilling episode of the skies." (partial silent newsreel) SOURCE: 200 Universal 04-41 National Archives, College Park MD

1932/05/19 - Far East in Turmoil - "Shanghai, China: Military maneuvers by Japanese detachments quartered here honoring Emperor Hirohito's 31st birthday are about completed when the wild action of a disgruntled Korean" creates confusion and four officials injured by grenade. (partial silent newsreel) SOURCE: 200 Universal 04-42 National Archives, College Park MD

1932/06/20 - Today's Headlines - world's largest bomber inaugurated in Dayton, Ohio (2) President and Mrs. Hoover entertain disabled war veterans on White House lawn (3) De Valera's Visit - "London, England: Conferences with Dominion Secretary J. H. Thomas abruptly terminate without settling differences between the Free State and mother country as the Irish President rigidly holds out for complete independence of his province." (4) New York NY ticket tape parade down Broadway for Amelia Earhart, and "city's official steamer, Riverside, carried the Queen of the Skies to the Battery." (partial silent newsreel) SOURCE: 200 Universal 04-51 National Archives, College Park MD

1932/06/27 - News Paragraph - Somerville MA Arthur Sullivan smokes through his ears (2) Paris beach swimsuit fashions (3) Chicago - Democratic National Convention opened by National Chairman John J. Raskob, Sen. Alben Barkley calls for repeal of 18th Amendment. (4) Canada local - priest blessing of the autos (5) Canada local - military review and blessing of the colors. (partial silent newsreel) SOURCE: 200 Universal 04-53 National Archives, College Park MD

1932/06/31 - Mystery Blast - Omaha NB explosion in business center, police seek dynamite suspects (2) Freak Flying "Dirigiplane" - South Bend IN test of combination airplane and dirigible (3) Kids Rejoice as nation's schools close for the summer (4) Chicago: Democratic National Convention features Gilbert Hitchcock, Will Rogers, Gov. Ritchie of MD, delegates wave Al Smith signs. (partial silent newsreel) SOURCE: 200 Universal 04-54 National Archives, College Park MD

1932/07/04 - Marble Champ - "Ocean City NJ: Brushing aside all competition, 13-year old Harley Corum, the pride of Louisville KY batters his way to the US 'miggles' title. The Blue Grass stalwart repeats his flashing victory of 1921 by disposing of a formidable list of opponets and in the final stanza defeats Earl Wesigerber of New Jersey, 5 to 1. His feat gains for him the US laurels and as an extra prize, the world's largest lollipop." (2) World's Largest Shortcake - "Lebanon OR: The Strawberry City of the Northwest makes it bow in an unusual manner to celebrate a bumper crop of the succulent fruit-let. The domestic science class of the high school turns our a mammoth dessert, comprising 135,000 berries, among other ingredients, measuring 12 by 14 feet. The ton-and-a-half product feeds 6,048 sweet-toothed citizens and marks a new high in sizable confections." (3) Sheep as Lawn-mowers - "White Sulfur Springs, West Virginia: The famous Greenbrier Airport solves a perplexing problem. The fast-growing grass proved a vexatious hindrance to the safety of arriving and departing planes, until someone was struck by a bright idea. Accordingly, a herd of sheep is imported and the woolly animals are repaid for their services by a guaranteed diet of their favorite herbage. An idea that kills two birds with one stone, so to speak, and which, incidentally, is being copied by the Tempelhof Airdrome in Berlin, according to latest dispatches." (4) Roosevelt and Garner nominated by Democratic Convention in Chicago. (5) Canada local - Ontario Track and Field Championship. (partial silent newsreel) SOURCE: 200 Universal 04-55 National Archives, College Park MD

1932/08/22 - German Republic Anniversary - "Berlin, Germany: (2) Mollison Flight - "Mineola NY: (partial silent newsreel) SOURCE: 200 Universal 04-69 National Archives, College Park MD

1932/09/12 - Hitlerite Coalition in Reichstag - "Berlin, Germany: (partial silent newsreel) SOURCE: 200 Universal 04-75 National Archives, College Park MD

1932/09/15 - Hitlerites Awed - "Berlin, Germany: In the most striking and epochal military demonstration in this country since the Armistice, the great World War veterans' society, in uniform and full equipment minus only the rifles and bayonets, assemble at Templhof Field to serve notice to the Nazis and Reds that th Von Papen governmnt has its sanction. The Chancellor, other ministers and high officials of the government are in evidence, marking the first public recognition of the powerful ex-soldier organization. The former Crown Prince, Gen. von Mackensen and other high ranking 'brass hats' of the former Junker regime, make the review a veteran-government-royalist celebration. Prussian banners, war-time military marches and the goose-step show the trend of sentiment in the Vaterland." Under command of leader Franz Seldte, the 180,000 men present a warning to the Hitler and Communist forces that they will uphold the Republic represented by Chancellor Von Papen. Every second man wears the Iron Cross, even Crown Prince Wilhelm makes an appearance. (2) Skyscraper lantern Shrine - Ishieki, Japan: (3) Radio-Controlled Boat - Denver, Colorado: (partial silent newsreel) SOURCE: 200 Universal 04-76 National Archives, College Park MD

1932/09/26 - Chicago Century of Progress Expo construction (2) Salt Artist (3) Macon's New Home (4) Spider Traps Snake (5) The Tide Turns - Part IX (6) FDR Visits Los Angeles. (partial silent newsreel) SOURCE: 200 Universal 04-79 National Archives, College Park MD

1932/10/17 - Coal War (2) Farmer Ploughing Contest (3) Depression Swap Meet (4) Hindenburg Troops (5) De Valera in London (6) Tennis Star Marries (7) Frosh-Soph Ruckus (8) Italy Horse Show. (partial silent newsreel) SOURCE: 200 Universal 04-85 National Archives, College Park MD

1932/11/07 - Special- Hoover Wins [False headline Story] (2) Japan War Shrine. (partial silent newsreel) SOURCE: 200 Universal 04-91 National Archives, College Park MD

1932/11/10 - Italy Highway (2) Riotous Reds (3) Giant Coal Shovel (4) Stunt Pilot (5) Amazing Infant Phenomenon. (partial silent newsreel) SOURCE: 200 Universal 04-92 National Archives, College Park MD

1932/12/22 - Highlights of the Year - (1) Lindbergh baby Kidnapped (2) FDR elected President (3) Eclipse viewed n Maine (4) Chicago waterfront fire (5) Bonus Army routed in DC. (partial silent newsreel) SOURCE: 200 Universal 04-104 National Archives, College Park MD


This DVD21 includes 2 hours of Universal Newsreels reproduced from reference cassettes at the National Archives, College Park MD, and is available from the University of San Diego Bookstore.
revised 11/1/07 by Steven Schoenherr | Universal Newsreels on DVD