Strength & Grace By The Brent Brothers 1931

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    Introductory intertitle reads: "Not to mention two charming partners - "

    Two couples perform acrobatic feats in front of a curtain backdrop. The Brent Brothers lift the girls high into the air and the girls strike elegant poses. "The rugged strength of Adam matches the lithesome suppleness of Eve - " C/U of woman being held aloft. The girls wear shorts and bikini tops, the men wear trunks. One of the girls is lifted up and does a contortion, holding her foot against her head. The girls are lowered very slowly.

    "Many a weary hour and tired muscle lies behind the difficult art of balancing." One of the men does a handstand balancing on the other man's hand and head. They then let go of their hands so that the man is balancing just with one hand on his friend's head! One of the girls leans over backwards into a "crab". The other is lifted aloft - difficult to see how the two brothers are holding her up. "Fast work with a little analysis by our slow camera." The men swing the girls around by one arm and one leg. We see this in slow motion.

    Was an item in Eve's Film Review issue number 542.

    Note: flash-frame intertitles.

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    22/10/1931
    Sound:
    Mute
    Media URN:
    16828
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    948.02
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:03:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:01:40:00 / 01:05:27:00
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    EP 223
    Sort Number:
    EP 223
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