Three bank robbers escape from Alcatraz prison in California on June 11, 1962. Escape proof Alcatraz prison at Island. Drainage pipe opening into the sea. Sign reads 'Keep Out'. People outside the prison. Official seated at a table, while photographers click pictures. Warden with pictures of three prisoners; Frank Morris and brothers John and Clarence Anglin. Dummies in beds of the prisoners. Drain pipes at the top of a cell block. Coast guard watch looks through binoculars as San Francisco bay is searched. A helicopter flies overhead during the search.
View of Alcatraz Island located in middle of San Francisco Bay in California which served as a Federal prison. View of empty cells from where prisoners are removed. Reporters and cameramen roam through the corridors and cell blocks of 'The Rock' or Alcatraz. Few prisoners left on Alcatraz are taken to boat for transferring them to other Federal penitentiaries.
Promotional documentary titled 'By The Way of Panama - California The Golden'. Describes views of California to be seen on a cruise from New York, via Panama. The sea shores of California with rocks and sand. A passenger ship sailing in the harbor of San Diego. Views of the San Diego Harbor. The ship, called the "Pennsylvania" reaches harbor of Los Angeles. The buildings and streets of the city of Los Angeles. A Hollywood film studio with shooting underway. Luxury homes of LA. The ship moves on to San Francisco. The harbor of San Francisco including Alcatraz Island in background. Views of the surroundings from a high ridge in San Francisco.
Warden speaks to several officers and then enters the administration building at Alcatraz island in California, United States. He inspects area around the prison. A light house is seen at the island. Guards are seen occupying various posts around the facility.
A board reads United States Penitentiary as officers check baggage at Alcatraz island in California,United States. A light house is also seen at the island. Officials enter the registration office to inspect the prison. Officials inspect the prison cells and the mess as photographers take pictures. One of the inspecting official talks to an officer on duty and looks at some of the paintings. Officers line up and they fall out as a senior officer calls out their names from a list. An officer on duty at the prison office where keys of various cells hang on a huge keyboard.
Official visitor talks to Officer and shows identification to him . They board the boat called 'Warden Johnston' and speak to the officers as they take down notes. Boat sails across the San Francisco Bay in California. As the boat nears an island a chimney and a tin roofed building with ALCATRAZ written on it is seen.