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  • Short Summary

    Stuntman escapes from straight jacket while parachuting out of airborne aeroplane.

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    California, United States of America, U.S.A.

    Title: "4000 Ft. Parachute Descent. Bound hand and foot in straight jacket - latest sensational aerial 'stunt'."

    M/S of one man tightening the straps on another man's straight jacket, they are standing in front of a biplane. M/S of two men bundling the man in a straight jacket into a cylinder suspended from the bottom of the plane. Panning L/S of the aeroplane taking off with the cylinder dangling beneath it. C/U of the cylinder being released from the bottom of the airborne plane. The cylinder tips so that the bound man slides out.

    L/S of the bound man sliding out of the cylinder, a parachute attached to his feet opens. Aerial L/S of the man hanging upside down from the parachute, he frantically attempts to unfasten the straight jacket. Aerial M/S of the man shaking the straight jacket from his arms (this shot looks suspiciously steady - may be fake shot filmed after stunt on ground). Aerial L/S of the man parachuting down towards a town.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:09:30:00 / 01:10:48:00
    G 1282

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