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  • Short Summary

    A stunt man in America does tricks on a wooden beam high above the ground.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Hold your breath! This man claims to be "King of all stunt men". America, USA (U.S.A.).

    L/S of the stunt man skipping with a rope on a wooden beam balanced between two girders sticking out high over the city. M/S from the side as he skips on the beam, we see it from below showing how high up he is. M/S as he tap dances on the beam.

    Intertitle - 'a case where what you can't see (rest of title is obscured by timecode.)'

    M/S as he wears a blindfold and makes his way across the wooden beam, he slips and falls but gets back up again.

    Intertitle - a headstand on a plank held in (rest of title is obscured by timecode.)'

    Various shots as he kneels down then does a headstand on the edge of the girder, he gets up again afterwards.

    Intertitle - 'an old-fashioned swing is too tame for Lillian; so she takes one with 200 feet below - and everything depending on her partner's grip on the ropes!'

    M/S as he hangs upside down from the girder and Lillian dangles beneath him sat on a swing attached to the rope he is holding. M/S as she is lowered slowly down in her swing. Various shots as she sits suspended in mid-air then is swung back onto the platform, he gets up and walks down the girder.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:27:58:00 / 01:30:20:00
    G 1253

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