A movie quiz contest pamphlet. The pamphlet shows a large crowd in a theatre. 'Motion pictures are your best entertainment' written on the pamphlet. The pamphlet states the prize money as $2,50,000 for a movie quiz contest. '5404 ways to win a prize' stated at the bottom of the pamphlet.
Admiral Farragut Naval Academy students enjoy a boxing match in Pine Beach, New Jersey. The contenders take on each other and the referee intervenes in between as the match proceeds. The spectators cheer the two boxers.
Scenes from the New England Hurricane of 1938 (or Great New England Hurricane) (or Long Island Express) (or The Great Hurricane of 1938). Hurricane hitting U.S. Eastern Seaboard on September 21, 1938. The Coast from New Jersey to New England felt its effect. Cars and people drenched with water in streets. Policemen wade through hip deep water. New York is whipped by 70 mile-an-hour winds and the raging sea pouring tons of water far inland. A man retreats from a dock as waves pour water on him. Outcome of hurricane shows broken ships, downed trees, and devastation at the water front in coastal areas including Atlantic City, New London Connecticut, and Long Island. Firemen in New London Connecticut battle fires. Aerial view of destroyed shoreline and beached boats in New London. Broken cars crushed by fallen trees. Crowds gather to look at damage as a lone sentry guards against looting. Boats along the Atlantic Coast are destroyed. A boat is seen on a road in front of Merkel's Delicatessen. View of a train that was derailed by the hurricane on Long Island. Shot of a car that was carried far off a roadway and impaled on an upright beam.
'Daredevil dives forty five feet into 18-inches pool' shows stunt man Andy Linton climb up a forty five feet platform at Pine Lake at New Jersey, as people look on. He dives into an eighteen inch shallow pool.
Film 'Sonic Deception' shows the use of sounds to deceive the enemy (sometimes described as the "Ghost Army" in World War 2). Dramatization shows United States troops crossing river in small boats and arriving on beach. They establish beachhead on river bank and defeat German troops located there, having arrived by suprise. Film recounts through actors how a German spy at a German army corps headquarters informs about the presence of United States tanks and trucks. Film demonstrates how sound recordings were used by U.S. soldiers to create false impression of troop activities including bridge building and tank and vehicle movements, in order to serve as a decoy and mislead Germany enemy forces about U.S. Army activities. Dramatization shows German officials consulting and looking at maps. German soldier looks through binoculars and informs officials through phone. Tanks cross a bridge and artillery on field. Actual scenes of front gate of Army Experimental Center station headquarters at Pine Camp in Great Bend, New York (upper New York State). U.S. Army soldiers are shown recording via microphone the sounds of actual bridge construction at the center. The microphone routes to a recording truck where a turntable for pressing recordings is running, creating a phonograph recording of the bridge building decoy sounds. Recording of other sounds is shown, including sound of a bulldozer at work, sounds of men unloading trucks, and sounds of tanks crossing a bridge. Soldier is seen selecting a phonograph record from the Army Experimental Station Library.
Delegates of Pan American Highway Commission relax in Atlantic City New Jersey near the end of a month long tour of the United States. Boardwalk and oceanside views and street views in Atlantic City. A woman stands on the boardwalk looking out at the beach and ocean, with a pier in the background. Group of young tourists in bathing suits gathered on the beach. Men launch a wooden rowboat from the beach out into the surf. A group of young people relax on the beach.