Secrets of a magic trick revealed - how to release yourself from handcuffs.
Intertitle reads: "Probably you have all wondered how the "trick" man releases himself from handcuffs which only many turns of the key can loosen..."
C/U of a man's hands in handcuffs. Another man puts a key into the lock and turns it. The handcuffs are then loosened. "Yet there is a way - a much easier and quicker way - to get free. Just a plain hairpin..." C/U of the man holding a hairpin up to the camera - wearing handcuffs. He bends the hairpin into a particular shape then inserts it into the lock of the handcuffs. We see him pull at the hair clip until the cuffs come open.
"So that's another "trick of the trade" you have learnt.
Was item in Pathe Pictorial 359.