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    Cuts (rushes, out takes) for unidentified Colour Pictorial - CP UN 2 - Female and Male Wrestlers.

    Various shots of a female wrestling match; two women wrestle in a ring in a hall while the crowd looks on and shout encouragement. Crowd is mixed, but seems to be mostly male. Good C/Us of the wrestlers. Several shots of the crowd queuing to get into the hall; the two competitors getting into the ring - the more manly of the two women wears a red satin and gold lurex cloak and leather studded belt / knife carrier - gladiator style! We also see this woman getting into her cloak and belt backstage. This woman's feet are seen as she jumps from foot to foot in her warm-up - she is wearing lilac mules - like Scholls!

    We also see several shots of men wrestling; on one man we can see his jock strap strings hanging out below the back of his 'briefs' - yuck!

    Back to the female wrestlers; the butch one takes her knife from her studded belt and taunts the other woman with it. More wrestling and throwing shots. A man films the fight from the crowd. Good fight shots; blokes with greasy quiffs shout encouragement; the rest of the crowd looks fairly staid.

    Pretty strong lesbian overtones in this footage!

    I cannot find any trace of these shots in a released Colour Pic story; perhaps it was considered two risqué / violent for the day and never used. It looks like early 1960s.

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    01:36:27:00 / 01:44:13:00
    CP UNI 2 Cuts
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  1. AlanJM says

    This is a colour version of the story \'Wrestling For Women\' (Film ID:1747.09) a B&W story from 23.1.64 filmed at Hawkhurst, Kent. If not the same match, then certainly the same two opponents - Chi-Chi Djaileb (the one with the knife) and Ann Starr (the one one with the disgusted expression).

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