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    L/S of a couple walking along a country road arm in arm. The girl wears a flapper style dress and hat, the man a suit. Suddenly a man appears from behind them and attacks the man. The woman turns out to be an expert in self defence and an amusing scene follows where she roughs up the villain. Her boyfriend is seen in C/U looking perplexed - he wears a monocle and looks a bit weedy.

    Great shots of the woman throwing the villain around - unfortunately the film is very badly decomposed. The villain lies in the road scratching his head then decides he is no match for the flapper and runs off. She walks over to comfort her useless boyfriend.

    We then see some of the self defence techniques in slow motion. She throws him on the ground then steps on him. She pulls him over her head - this sequence is OK - not decomposed.

    The rough and tumble is contrasted with a woman who performs an elegant dance holding a silver ball.

    Note: this is one of the NFTVA prints made from our decomposing nitrate. Image damage is quite bad - probably unusable.

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    British Pathé
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    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:56:42:00 / 01:58:51:00
    EP 220
    Sort Number:
    EP 220
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    Sport & Leisure Lifestyle & Culture Entertainment & Humour
    Women Flappers
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