Judo Debs. Aka Judo Girls, AKA Judo School… 1956

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    M/S of two men coming down some stairs into a gym in London. Both the men have big quiffs - teddy boys! They pull on Judo jackets as they come into the room. A woman - Joy Urwick stands in the middle of the room touching her toes. One of the men approaches her and she throws him over her shoulder. The school is run by Joe and Doug Robinson and there is a class for models and debutantes. Two glamorous women watch; one of them is Barbara Christie.

    The display continues with Joe approaching Joy as if to embrace or kiss her - she chucks him around. At one point he lies on the ground thumping the floor to ask for surrender. After another throw he lies on the ground shaking his head as if she has knocked him out. C/U of Joy looking down and smiling at him.

    M/S of a super glamorous girl - a Jayne Mansfield type wearing a great red and white striped T-shirt lifting weights - her name is Shirley Kemp. She counts her lifts in a very exaggerated fashion then drops the weights looking very tired.

    She accompanies Doug Robinson into the Judo room and when he pretends to try and embrace or kiss her she slams him on the ground. Brilliant! Narrator explains the system of coloured belts in Judo. C/U of Doug looking distressed after Shirley has thrown him to the ground. C/U of her looking down at him - serious make-up! C/U of Doug hitting the ground in surrender. Narrator says: "Still, for all that girls, don't get too big for your boots. Any thing you can do, a man can do better" says the narrator as Doug throws Shirley over and she overacts being incredibly shocked. Fantastic!

    Note: would be good to illustrate women's self defence. There are notes on file about the instructors and girls in the film.

    Also in CP 003 - Judo School; may be slightly different. See separate explanation record for CP 001: 'International Pictorials'.

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    02/04/1956
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    1991
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    41.01
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration
    00:01:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:24:00 / 01:02:13:00
    Canister:
    CP 066
    Sort Number:
    CP 066
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