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  • Short Summary

    Wing-walking stunts in the 1920s.

  • Description

    This appears to be missing item that used to be in EP 006.

    Modified WPA record.

    Montage of flying stunts.

    Standard biplane taking off. Tracking shot in air from another plane. Man climbs out of cockpit and sits on top wing. Another man climbs around front and below; and hangs upside down from the axle. All this is especially effective since one can see the ground below and it looks very far away!

    Stunts; daredevils, wing-walking. Name on the side of the aircraft is "Daugherty". Next title: "The hat collector". A man stands holding up a hat; airplane flies by with the guys again on top and hanging upside down from axle; and he tries to grab the hat. First time he fails; but the 2nd time he manages the trick. Oil wells in BG. The third trick preceded by title including words "only a few inches between safety and a bump into the next world..." The plane lands in a field with the daredevil stuntmen still in their dangerous positions; but this time of course the guy on the bottom could really be crushed.

    Same film in slow-motion shows how the man pulls himself up as the aircraft passes the camera.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1920 - 1929
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:52:55:00 / 01:55:00:00
    ON 205 M previously EP 006

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