• Short Summary

    Wrestling in Rhodesia - Piet van de Merwe v. Vic Smythe and Willie Kohne v. Fred Coates.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Africa loves Grunt and Groan".

    Rhodesia (Zimbabwe or Zambia).

    Various shots of wrestling match between wrestlers Piet van der Merwe and Vic Smythe. Various shots wrestling match between Willie Kohne and Fred Coates. Fred Coates (leopard skin pants) attacks the referee - whole match dissolves into massive scrap with the wrestlers' handlers and the ref joining in.

    Commentary is in form of a rhyming poem!

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1585.09
    Media URN:
    51035
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    08/06/1959
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:19:21:00 / 01:20:59:00
    Canister:
    59/46

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