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Kidnappers Caught
Description: Newsreel from 1933 about the foiled kidnapping attempt of the niece of Russell C. Leffingwell, partner of the House of Morgan (J. P. Morgan & Company) and daughter of Franklin K. Batcheller. The would be kidnappers also threatened to blow up Batcheller’s mansion in Yonkers, New York if they were not paid a $10,000 ransom.
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Clip #: MF-14B-8
Length: :32
Year: 1930
Color: B/W
Sound: Sound
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1930s
Region: North America
Country: United States
State: New York
Subject: Crime
Original: 35mm
Keywords:
1930s, 1933, newsreel, New York, Yonkers, kidnapping, criminals, policemen, detectives standing over would be kidnappers Nicola de Palma and James Medley, home of Franklin K. Batcheller, ransom note, detective pointing out area alongside home where de Palma was caught near to where ransom was to be left, Chief of Police Edward J. Quirk congratulating detectives

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