• Short Summary

    FOR MANY YEARS, ROMANS HAVE BEEN PROVIDED WITH THE ANNUAL SPECTACLE OF RIC SONAL'S ANNUAL DIVE INTO THE RIVER TIBER FROM A HIGH BRIDGE.

  • Description

    1.
    MV GIRL TIES SWIMMER'S FEET.
    0.05

    2.
    CU TYING -- TILT TO MR. O.K. RAISING TOP HAT.
    0.14

    3.
    SV GIRL TIES HIS HANDS.
    0.17

    4.
    CU TYING HANDS.
    0.22

    5.
    MV CAMERAMEN.
    0.24

    6.
    SV MR. O.K. RAISES TIED HANDS.
    0.27

    7.
    LV CROWD ON BRIDGE.
    0.28

    8.
    MV MR. O.K. HOBBLES, DIVES INTO RIVER.
    0.43

    9.
    LV MR. O.K. IN MID-RIVER.
    0.51

    10.
    SLV PEOPLE ON BANK -- TILT TO MR. O.K. SWIMMING.
    1.02

    11.
    GV PAN FROM BOAT TO LV SWIMMER ALONG.
    1.07

    12.
    SV NEARING BANK TO MAN WITH LIFEBOAT.
    1.16

    13.
    MV MR. O.K. WAVES HAT WITH TIED HANDS.
    1.21

    14.
    CU SPECTATORS APPLAUD.
    1.24

    15.
    SV MAN UN-TYING SWIMMER'S ANKLES.
    1.28

    16.
    SV MR. O.K. UP RIVER STEPS.
    1.34

    17.
    CU MR. O.K. APPLAUDED AND AWARDED MEDAL.
    1.44

    18.
    CU CERTIFICATE -- TILT TO MR. O.K. HOLDING.
    1.48



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    Background: FOR MANY YEARS, ROMANS HAVE BEEN PROVIDED WITH THE ANNUAL SPECTACLE OF RIC SONAL'S ANNUAL DIVE INTO THE RIVER TIBER FROM A HIGH BRIDGE. MR. SONAL, GENERALLY KNOWN TO THE SPECTATORS AS "MR. O.K.", YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) VARIED HIS FEAT BY DIVING WITH HIS HANDS AND FEET BOUND. PREDICTABLY, HOWEVER, HE SURVIVED AND REACHED THE BANK SAFELY.

    MR. SONAL -- NOW AGED 70 -- HAS BEEN PERFORMING HIS ANNUAL DIVE, USUALLY ON HIS BIRTHDAY, BEFORE ADMIRING CROWDS WHO ARE ALWAYS GLAD TO CONTRIBUTE TO A COLLECTION AFTERWARDS.

    AFTER YESTERDAY'S DIVE, AND WHEN HIS FEET AND ANKLES HAD BEEN FREED FROM THEIR BONDS, THE DARING "MR. O.K." SAID HE WOULD BE CONTINUING HIS EXPLOITS -- PROBABLY ON HIS NEXT BIRTHDAY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3P6OAIMV0RREF0MD84YX5XS0J
    Media URN:
    VLVA3P6OAIMV0RREF0MD84YX5XS0J
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/06/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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