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    Titles read: "Caught by the camera".

    Various locations of events.

    Several shots of a portable trouser press. A woman uses the electrically heated plates to put a natty crease in a man's trousers and presses the lapel of his jacket too. (Location of events unknown.)

    Another device, useful for golfers who practise in their back garden, measures how far your ball would have gone after hitting - if it was not attached to the string of the measuring device! A pointer on the contraption records a slice or a pull. (Location of events unknown.)

    Various shots of Karinga, an Indian girl, in her nightclub act. Story starts with C/U of Karinga's hypnotic eyes. She then hypnotises a crocodile on a table until it goes completely stiff and is totally in her control - bizarre! Karinga goes into a trance and is balanced on knives at the neck and ankles. A 200 lb block is placed on her chest and broken with a hammer by one of her assistants. (Location of events unknown - could be Austria?)

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:52:49:00 / 01:55:13:00
    PT 294
    Sort Number:
    PT 294
  • Appears in...

    Variety (BBC4) The Story of Variety STRONGIRL3Karinga Hypnotism Trousers
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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