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Film, Video Pathe news. 'Frisco strike riots! Frisco strike riots!

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  • Pathe news. 'Frisco strike riots!

Other Title

  • Frisco strike riots!


  • Footage of the riots that took place during the Longshoremen's Strike in San Francisco, California, that resulted in 80 injuries and 2 deaths. Union picketers can be seen battling police armed with guns and tear gas.


  • Pathé News, Inc., production company
  • RKO Distributing Corp., film distributor

Created / Published

  • United States : RKO Distributing Corp., [1934].


  • -  Longshoremen's Strike, San Francisco, Calif., 1934


  • Newsreels
  • Nonfiction films


  • -  Probably filmed in July 1934. The injuries and deaths mentioned in the film occurred on July 5, 1934.
  • -  Sources used: Wikipedia, accessed July 24, 2019; Oakland tribune, July 6, 1934, accessed online July 24, 2019 via California Digital Newspaper Collection; Film daily yearbook, 1934, p. 977, accessed online September 10, 2023 via the Internet Archive.


  • 1 video file (digital) (ca. 2 min.) : sd., b&w.

Source Collection

  • Prelinger Collection (Library of Congress)

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2019600439

Online Format

  • image
  • video

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Chicago citation style:

Rko Distributing Corp., Film Distributor. Pathe news. 'Frisco strike riots!. produceds by Pathé News, Inc.Uction Company [United States: RKO Distributing Corp, 1934] Video.

APA citation style:

Rko Distributing Corp, F. D. (1934) Pathe news. 'Frisco strike riots!. Pathé News, Inc.Uction Company, prod [United States: RKO Distributing Corp] [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Rko Distributing Corp., Film Distributor. Pathe news. 'Frisco strike riots!. prod by Pathé News, Inc.Uction Company [United States: RKO Distributing Corp, 1934] Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.