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    Story about Stock Whip Cracking in Australia.

    C/U of two men holding stock whips and talking. Three genteel women stand with a parasol to watch the demonstration. In an outback setting the man - wearing big jodhpurs - whirls the whip around his head. C/U of the man who looks pretty ridiculous as he stands legs akimbo with a hand on his hip flinging the whip around. A colleague holds a piece of paper out and the expert uses his whip to knock it out of his hand. We see him whip a gun out of the other man's hand in slow motion. He then catches the man around his ankles and pulls him over!

    The assistant stands blindfolded with a cigar in his mouth and the whip cracker knocks a cigar out of his mouth. "Here is a trick specially to keep mothers-in-law in order." A woman is blindfolded and our stunt man flexes his whip then catches the woman around the neck - looks scary and painful! She turns to face the camera, undoes her blindfold and undoes the whip.

    This is quite nice quirky stuff.

    Was an item in Pathe Pictorial issue number 649.

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    British Pathé
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:18:31:00 / 01:21:12:00
    EP 156
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    EP 156
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