Speed Eves 1931

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    "It takes more than a delicate hand to do this - it needs speed." M/S of a woman dressed in a clown or pierrot costume.

    She does a nifty move picking up hats from the ground with her foot and flicking them onto her head. Pretty impressive. She then does a juggling routine with the hats, putting each on as they go past. She then juggles with two balls and a baton. She is very good. We see her routine from the side. As a contrast we see a woman demonstrating self defence techniques. A man grabs her around the neck and she throws him over her shoulder onto the ground. She then puts her hands in her pockets - very butch.

    "The quickness of the hands (and feet) deceives - the other fellow." She walks along and the man grabs her again. She rolls over backwards and throws him over her head. She brushes her hands together as if congratulating herself on a job well done. "Even this speedy Eve, however, couldn't pass our slow camera!" We see the woman perform her evasive tactics in slow motion. She grapples with the man and then puts her foot on his private parts (!) and throws him over her head. She stands up.

    Was an item in Eve's Film Review issue number 508.

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    26/02/1931
    Sound:
    Mute
    Media URN:
    16675
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    936.04
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:02:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:07:04:00 / 01:09:15:00
    Canister:
    EP 207
    Sort Number:
    EP 207
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