Al Smith Hails End of Dry Law (film #1 on Universal Newsreels). [Category: News]

New York’s governor Al Smith pontificates briefly on the end of Prohibition. This clip should be placed in a documentary about the 30s right before scenes of drunken partying to Spike Jones’ “Cocktails for Two.” By itself, it’s pretty dull.

Ratings: Camp/Humor Value: *. Weirdness: *. Historical Interest: ***. Overall Rating: **.

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