Fire Eating Family 1965

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    Jack Taylor and wife perform various tricks including fire eating, in the Triangle pub in Peterborough.

    C/U of Jack (he is wearing red harem pants) covering empty wine bottle with towel and smashing with knife. He spreads broken glass over table. L/S revealing bemused crowd of local pub-goers sat watching as Jack proceeds to jump on the table barefoot and dance on the broken glass! He then jumps down and proceeds to press his back up and down alarmingly quickly on glass. To top it all off whilst he lies face up on glass his wife (wearing American Indian style tunic) jumps on top and stamps on his chest!

    Nice M/S of Barman and Bar-women standing behind behind bar. Barman holds beer in hand. Various shots of Jack performing other equally dangerous tricks with fire including flame throwing which his wife also take an active part in. Some very good C/U's of Jack fire eating. M/S of locals smiling at bar tables.

    M/S of Jack lying face down on table while his wife beats his back like a drum with fire sticks (OUCH!).

    We then see the grand finale, as Mrs Taylor proceeds to shoot a flaming arrow into Jacks stomach. Of course Jack does not even wince and simply plucks it out and drops it to the ground. Some good M/S's of middle aged women wearing headscarves at table.

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    28/01/1965
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    3666
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    309.08
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration
    00:02:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:39:20:00 / 01:41:54:00
    Canister:
    CP 527
    Sort Number:
    CP 527
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  • That guy's face is so gross!

    JasonC 17th Feb 2012

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