• Short Summary

    Young women and little girls do back flips on an American rooftop.

  • Description

    (Pathetone main titles.)
    Full titles read: "Can you flip?" (new title) "In Uncle Sam's land the girls are all taking up "flipping" as a protection against "flopping"."

    United States of America.

    Various shots of girls doing somersaults very fast across mats on the roof of a building (Pathe House USA?). Children and older women watch. M/S of three little girls talking about what 'rolls' and 'flips' they can do; they run off. Several shots follow of small girls doing rolls and tumbling over the mats; one says "Gee, it's hot!". Some of the girls do somersaults and back flips. C/U of one of the girls holding a medal as she says "I'm a champion flipper, and here's the medal I won". Her hair is in Shirley Temple ringlets.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1032.20
    Media URN:
    36960
    Group:
    Pathetones
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    13/07/1931
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:51:02:00 / 01:52:44:00
    Canister:
    PT 068

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