• Short Summary

    World's Heavyweight Boxing Champion tries his luck in wrestling ring.

  • Description

    Washington D.C. United States of America (USA).

    SCU. World's Heavyweight Boxing Champion Joe Louis standing in ring waving to crowd and having photograph taken - he is about to have a go at wrestling (titles super over). SCU. Crowd at ringside. SCU. Cowboy Rocky Lee standing in ring waving to crowd dressed in cowboy clothes. SV. Crowd. GV. Arena, wrestlers sparring. SV. Wrestlers getting to grips. SCU. People at ringside. SCU. Wrestlers in the ring. Cowboy Lee is thrown over, goes right across the ring holding his back and writhing in pain. SCU. People at ringside standing up yelling. SV. Two wrestlers get to grips in middle of ring. Cowboy Lee has just struck Joe Louis's face, he goes across the ring holding face in agony while referee Jersey Joe Walcott pushes Rocky Lee away into the corner. SV. Crowd. SCU. Frantic ring siders. CU. People laughing at ring side. SV. Two wrestlers in corner of ring at grips. Rocky Lee turns round and hits the referee who falls to ground. Rocky Lee then turns back to Joe Louis and starts to maul his head against the ropes. The referee comes back to intervene and Rocky Lee turns away after referee. As he does, Joe Louis gives him one and he rolls round and pulls against the ropes. Joe Louis then comes in after him and lands him a blow. Rocky Lee goes through the ropes on top of the press boys.

    (F.G.) (Orig.E.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    577.18
    Media URN:
    31723
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    29/03/1956
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:45:23:00 / 01:46:08:00
    Canister:
    56/26

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