• Short Summary

    Escapologist Allan Alan is tied up on a London street but escapes while several feet in the air.

  • Description

    London.

    Various shots show escapologist Allan Alan being tied up by members of the public on a London street. They and the watching crowd are gathered outside the theatre where Allan is appearing.

    Allan is then hoisted into the air and hauled to the top of the theatre building. He struggles there to free himself, while the crowd look on, mesmerised - good C/Us of people watching. Allan eventually gets free and seems to be trying to bite through the rope with his teeth. He is finally lowered back down to the ground and a man catches him (his manager? theatre manager?).

    Note: alternative spelling - Alan Allan, Alan Alan. Possibly Allen Allen?

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1277.21
    Media URN:
    34448
    Group:
    New pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    08/05/1950
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:31:20:00 / 01:32:59:00
    Canister:
    NP 295

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