• Short Summary

    Carey Loftin purposely crashes his car into a brick wall, not sure why. Los Angeles, USA.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Los Angeles.

    Daredevil car crash. Carey Loftin purposely crashes into a brick wall. America (USA).

    L/S of people watching from stands. M/S of Carey Loftin wearing a crash helmet, he waves then gets into his car. C/U as he waves again when he drives away. He speeds along at 60 miles an hour and hits a brick wall which collapses, people rush up to him. L/S of the crowds watching to see how he is. M/S as he gets out of the car and salutes. Slow motion M/S of the crash. M/S from camera inside car, it heads for wall then swerves away at the last minute.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    991.24
    Media URN:
    18400
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    05/12/1938
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:24:35:00 / 01:25:19:00
    Canister:
    38/97

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    Carey Loftin went on to become one of Hollywood's greatest ever stunt drivers, and continued working until the 1990s.

    In the famous road movie "Duel", (Stephen Spielberg's first TV movie), Loftin drove the giant dirty old petrol tanker that relentlessly pursues Dennis Weaver throughout the film.

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