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Newsreels brought the excitement of aviation to millions of moviegoers in the 1930s. Now read the lost scripts.

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About the video captions: After each story's title and before the script is a summary of the story line based on the Universal Newspaper Newsreel Synopsis Sheets. These single-page flyers were sent to movie houses to inform theater managers of what was coming in the next Universal release.

Roll film!

(Play the videos above for a sampling of Universal newsreel stories from 1930-31).

Phil Stewart is an award-winning author of six motion picture-related reference books. His most recent is Aerial Aces of the Universal Newsreel: A Researcher’s Guide to the Aviation Stories Released Nationally by the Universal Pictures Company, 1929-1931. He can be reached through his website at www.pwstewart.com or via email at pws@pwstewart.com.

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