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  • Short Summary

    Secrets of a magic trick revealed - how to release yourself from handcuffs.

  • Description

    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.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    866.12
    Media URN:
    14849
    Group:
    Eve pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    16/02/1925
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:21:54:00 / 01:23:58:00
    Canister:
    EP 078

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