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    Full titles read: "Skating sensational! Fast and tricky work by Finks and Ayres, the famous skaters from Cafe de Paris, etc."

    London (probably Pathe Studio).

    On a special 'rink' in the studio we see two men and one woman skating about on roller-skates and doing various stunts. They skate about and fling each other around, appearing to barely miss the floor. One of the men flings the girl, and we see it in slow motion. One of the men has his skate attached to a harness around the other man's chest - the harness is hidden by his silky shirt, so it looks like the skate is attached to the man's chest hair! The hanging man twirls around on his attached skate - yikes! All three join together for the last stunt: one man skates, carrying the girl in his arms and and swinging the other man by his skate and hand.

    Impressive stuff!

    Note: it isn't clear which is Finks and which is Ayres, and is the girl a Finks or an Ayres?

    (Followed by Pathetone main titles.)

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    08/06/1931
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    36946
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1032.06
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:03:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:13:25:00 / 01:16:55:00
    Canister:
    PT 063
    Sort Number:
    PT 063
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    Categories
    Sport & Leisure Entertainment & Humour
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  • Stills

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

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