Houdini II Buried Alive 1949

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    Full title reads: "Houdini II Buried Alive (Exclusive)".

    Cobham, Surrey. Escapologist Alan Alan attempts to escape from a freshly dug grave - he fails and has to be rescued.

    CU Escapologist Alan Alan's hands being tied. SV Alan walking to hole and jumping down. He kneels down in hole. SV Man presses cardboard over Alan. SV Alan's agent and another man throwing earth into hole. MV Man shovelling earth into hole pan down to earth falling onto cardboard and Alan. CU Alan's agent shovelling earth pan down to hole. SV Men stamping down earth pan down to man's feet. CU Man's feet stamping down earth. Man steps back and uses spade to flatten earth.

    CU Man holding lifeline pan down to lifeline protruding from earth pan to hard earth on top of hole. CU. Man looking at watch. He speaks to Alan's agent. CU Men start digging out hole. Pan to shovels at work. SV Back view men digging out Alan. CU Alan's agent sticking shovel pole through mould. Pan to other men digging. SV Back view men digging out hole. Man making air hole with handle of spade. CU Alan's agent looking down. CU Men digging with hands.

    CU Hands removing mould from around Alan's body. SV Men leaning over hole trying to free Alan. CU Hands trying to move Alan's arm in hole. CU One of the party. SV Alan being held by arms as they pull him out of hole. SV Pressmen.

    SV Alan lying on side with head on edge of hole having neck massaged. CU Assistant rubbing his neck. CU Worried man looking on. SV Alan being lifted out of hole and sat on edge. SV Press cameramen. SV Alan sitting on edge of hole with coat round him. CU Alan.

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    03/11/1949
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    46451
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1425.08
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:02:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:09:32:00 / 01:11:35:00
    Canister:
    49/88
    Sort Number:
    49/088
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