• Short Summary

    Balancing on a greasy pole over a swimming pool and diving from a very high board.

  • Description

    United States of America.

    Introductory intertitle reads: "Florida water sportists discover that pride goeth before a fall in the greasy pole competition."

    L/S from high angle of a greasy pole sticking out over an outdoor swimming pool. Spectators enjoy the sight of a man in a swimsuit attempting to balance on the pole without falling into the water.

    Closer shot of a woman inching her way out onto the pole. She slides off and dives into the pool. Another woman has a go but doesn't last long. A man launches himself out onto the pole and manages to grab the little flag from the end before falling in - perhaps this is the aim of the game?

    "But here's some diving into fame to give you a real thrill." L/S of a man diving from a very high board into an open air swimming pool. Low angle of the man performing another dive. Low angle of him diving from an even higher spot.

    Note: paper records suggest that this was shot in Miami.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe sound pictorials
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:30:36:00 / 01:31:40:00
    PSP 730

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