• Short Summary

    Bizarre American college game involves trying to climb up a pole while opponents attempt to stop you by tearing at your trousers.

  • Description

    Full titles read: "Higher education - A little episode in Uncle Sam's land." (new title) "Everyone likes a "good mixer" in the States - and a "climber" too. Here's a little college game to develop both habits, (and a lot of others)."

    United States of America.

    Various shots show a bizarre college game before spectators where a crowd of young men stand guard around the base of a large pole. Another group of men come tearing across a field towards them and try to get to the pole through the others. As a huge scuffle develops, some men try to get over the shoulders of the others to climb up the pole; the two who get there almost have their trousers torn off! (A bare buttock in a Pathetone!) Men on the ground try to pull the climbers down, according to which team they belong to. Cut to the winning man climbing up the pole, with his torn trousers taped up to spare his modesty. Brief shot of college boys cheering.

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:08:52:00 / 01:10:07:00
    PT 032

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