• Short Summary

    A young boy learns to walk with his artificial legs in County Durham.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Crippled Boy 'A Miracle'".

    Horden, Durham.

    LV Int. three year old Richard Pearson seated on the floor in front of fire with fourteen year old June Turnbull and his mother seated in armchair talking to them.

    CU Richard who has no legs and only one arm (he was born like this but is now fitted with artificial legs and one artificial arm).

    SV Richard, June and Mrs Pearson seated round the fire. CU Mrs. Pearson.

    SV June seated at table with Richard, teaching him to write, she places her hands over his which holds the pen and proceeds to write. CU Ditto.

    CU Richard's artificial arm lying on table.

    CU Richard's artificial legs swinging underneath the table.

    GV Richard with June out in the street kicking a football.

    SV Richard kicking the ball with his artificial leg. CU Richard and June.

    SV Pan, Richard walking down street holding June's hand.

    Travel shot, Richard walks towards camera still holding June's hand.

    (Neg.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1557.21
    Media URN:
    50019
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    20/11/1958
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:49:11:00 / 01:50:04:00
    Canister:
    58/93

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