• Short Summary

    A man tries to eat a 14 stone fish as a stunt - he fails - in fact he is battered by the experience.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Slough. Fish Beats Big Eater".

    Slough, Buckinghamshire - now Berkshire. Bill Howard fails to eat 14 stone skate.

    GV of Wee Willie Howard being measured before the start contest round his girth. CU of man measuring his waist. CU showing tape measure round waist reading 59 inches. SV People watching. SV Willie Howard sitting at table which is laden with cooked fish and bottled beer he is now eating CU Willie Howard with pile of fish in front of him. CU Angle shot of Wee Willie cutting up fish with knife and fork a pint of beer on the table in front of him. CU of notice in front of table reads a "Fishy Contest Wee Willie Howard Champion of Chalvey 20 Stone, Versus Johnny Skate 14 Stone White Hart Market Champion, Winner 20 pounds, mouthwash one Gallon Beer Promoter W. Harris CU of Willie Howard now drinking beer camera pan down to show huge pile of fish still on the table in front of him. CU Little boy looking CU Howard eating huge lump of fish holding it with his hands CU People watching. SV Two men removing table. SV Willie Howard with two fish, one in each hand walks away with them for his lunch.

    (Pathe Neg.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:22:45:00 / 01:23:40:00

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