• Short Summary

    84-year-old grandfather Bernard MacFadden attempts to parachute into the Seine.

  • Description

    Paris, France.

    LV. Aircraft going over Paris. SV. 84-year-old parachutist Bernard MacFadden, wearing parachute, seated in plane. A.V. River Seine beneath.

    CU. A helper signals to MacFadden to get ready to jump. SV. MacFadden walks forward, jumps at (6). LV. MacFadden parachuting down. CU. MacFadden parachuting down. dangling feet.

    SV. Pressmen rushing to cars. CU. Pan, motor cycle cop moving off. CU. Pan, another cop moves off. LV. MacFadden descending - he misses Seine and drifts towards trees on bank. CU MacFadden nearing ground.

    SV. Fire engine arriving, at landing spot. SV. MacFadden on ground undoing harness. SV. Pressmen. SCU. MacFadden waving to camera. CU. MacFadden.

    (F.G.) (Orig."I")

    Selected Originals exist for this item - see other records.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    26.63
    Media URN:
    27430
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    04/09/1952
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:48:00:00 / 01:48:50:00
    Canister:
    52/72

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