One of a series of films produced by Eugene Castle and sold for the home market through department stores, camera shops and mail order, this black & white film recounts news events in the world in the year 1938. Copyright 1939.
Opening titles: Castle Films presents The News Parade of the Year (:07-:15). Flood's Havoc on eastern and western parts of the United States. Flooding in Southern California. Cars drive through water, people are stuck in the waters. A man water skis down a street.The Atlantic coast was hit with a hurricane. A boat pushed up onto the land, railroad cars derailed. Destroyed homes near the beach, people move on through high flood waters. Royal Heiress is christened in Holland. Christening of baby girl to Crown Princess Giuliana. People move forward. People wave, Princess waves (:16-1:47). Undeclared war in second year of Spain's civil war. Spanish men on horseback. Insurgent army. Bombed out buildings, people run through bombed out streets. China is crushed by Japan's artillery. Japanese troops move in. Civilians flee. Buildings on fire. Planes fly in the air. Japanese flag waves. Explosions go off. Planes drop bombs. Civilians flee the city. Panay's hero - medla for Lt. Arthur F. Anders. Arthur F Anders, an officer of the US Navy gunboat USS Panay. Anders helped survivors, injured men. Canada's high honors, Queens University gives a degree to U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, he speaks. Newly completed Thousand Islands Bridge, FDR cuts the ribbon as the bridge opens (1:48-4:18). Britain's King George VI and Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother visit Paris. Parisians wave flags as they greet the royals. King and Queen on a caravan to the nation's capital, Paris. A banquet for the visitors. King George VI at the tomb of France's unknown soldier. Europe's Zero Hour - Germany's Chancellor Adolf Hitler. Nazi troops march. Map of Czechoslovakia. Nation prepares for war, people march with signs. Neville Chamberlain, the British Prime Minister, flies to Germany and pleads for peace with Hitler. Hitler shakes hands, the men walk alongside one another. French military men kiss their loved ones goodbye, they leave on a train. British battleships at sea. A riot breaks out in London, police try to quell it. Italy's Mussolini asks his people to support Germany (4:19-6:37). Heads of the four powers convene in Munich, Hitler signs a document. Mussolini signs as well. A gate is raised and Hitler drives under it and people salute him. Planes in the sky. Historic Reims Cathedral is rededicated. Priests walk. Inside the famed cathedral. People stand for mass. In New Orleans, Louisiana, Cardinal Mundelein imparts a blessing. A large crowd has gathered. England, France, and the U.S. achieve new sky laurels. England's pick-a-back plane, the Mercury. Pan Am's newest, biggest plane, the Boeing 314 Clipper. Howard Hughes flies around the world. A map of his route is shown. A ticker tape parade. Hughes and his crewmen (6:38-8:55). On July 14, 1938, Hughes completed a flight around the world in just 91 hours (three days, 19 hours, 17 minutes), beating the previous record of 186 hours set in 1933 by Wiley Post. Douglas "Wrong Way" Corrigan flies from Long Beach, CA to NY to Dublin, Ireland, a map of his flight is shown. Ships sail near the Statue of Liberty. Boats in NY Harbor await Corrigan. A ticker tape parade for Corrigan (8:56-9:31). End credits (9:32-9:36).
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