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  • Short Summary

    An aerial gymnast performs dangerous stunts suspended from an aeroplane in mid air.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Flirting with death. Where a moment's hesitation or the slightest slip means eternity. America.

    A man hangs upside down from an aeroplane on a rope ladder. L/S as he does handstands on the front of the aeroplane, L/S of him sitting on the tail fin.

    Intertitle - 'Horrified spectators recently saw film star meet tragic fate through losing grip in similar stunt to this.'

    He stands on the wings and passes under the aeroplane, L/S as he grabs hold of the frame of the other aeroplane and climbs on. M/S as he climbs up. M/S as he sits on wing, takes his helmet off and smiles at the camera.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    244.36
    Media URN:
    22536
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    10/10/1921
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:39:08:00 / 01:40:29:00
    Canister:
    G 814

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