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    Nail throwing competition in pub in London.

    L/S Salon bar, man (Joe Hitchcock) playing darts. He finishes playing darts and picks up nails. Partner walks over and stands in front of darts board. C/U Partner standing at dart board with match stick in his mouth. C/U Man throwing nail. C/U Man at dart board, first nail misses and sticks in board, second nail knocks top off match, man turns the match round in his mouth. One more nail misses and sticks in the board, another nail misses and sticks in board, nail finally knocks match out of man's mouth. C/U Men clapping. C/U Man facing dart board. Nail thrower puts a cigarette into each of the man's ears. C/U Audience. C/U Man throwing nail. C/U Man at darts board, cigarette is knocked out of left ear with first nail and cigarette is knocked out of right ear with second nail.

    C/U Men clapping. C/U Man throwing nails. C/U Man's hand against dart board, there is a matchstick under the nail of each finger, these matchsticks are knocked out one at a time. C/U Woman applauding. C/U Man at darts board, a crown cork is placed on each ear. L/S Thrower throws first nail and misses. C/U Man at dart board, nail whizzes past his ear, second nail knocks off cork. L/S Crowd applauding. L/S Thrower and man at board with coin in his mouth, first throw misses. C/U Man at darts board with coin in his mouth. Nails miss, the fourth knocks out coin. M/S Audience. C/U Man at dart board and a match is laid on his nose. Big C/U match laying on man's nose. Big C/U nail thrower. Big C/U match is knocked off nose.

    L/S Crowd applauding. L/S Cameraman takes up position at darts board, nail thrower is being blindfolded. C/U Nail thrower being blindfolded. C/U Cameraman at darts board with camera. C/U Nail thrower throwing nails straight at us. Cameraman, nails hitting board all round him. C/U Nail thrower. Big C/U brave cameraman's head, nail parts his hair. M/S Brave cameraman can stand it no longer, he walks out of picture in an extremely nervous condition, mopping his brow with the back of his hand.

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    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:38:43:00 / 01:40:52:00
    NP 410
    Sort Number:
    NP 410
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    Sport & Leisure Entertainment & Humour
  • Stills

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

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