• Short Summary

    Sandy Strickland plays piano for marathon 134 hours non-stop.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Longest playing record!"

    Harrogate, Yorkshire.

    Piano playing marathon. M/S Sandy Strickland playing his piano to an audience in the St. James Theatre. C/U Sandy playing with both hands while his back is massage. G/V crowds going into theatre which has displayed large banners telling of Sandy's attempt. C/U banner reading: "Syncopating Sandy, Can He Keep Awake for 134 Hours?" L/S people going into theatre.

    C/U blackboard reading: "Sandy Has now played non-stop for 50 hours". L/S Sandy playing piano, in front of the stage, two girls jive. C/U girls' feet as they jive. C/U hammers on open fronted piano pounding the cords. M/S Sandy having his swollen right wrist bandaged whilst continuing to play with his left hand. C/U bandage being applied.

    C/U blackboard reading: "Third day, wrist and ankles swelling up, getting tired". C/U pan from Sandy down to both hands playing on keyboard. G/V audience watching. Panning C/U from Sandy eating with his right hand while playing piano with his left.

    C/U man chalking up on blackboard: "127 Hours Non Stop Playing". C/U two men rush forward to catch Sandy as he starts to fall forward off his seat with exhaustion, they right him and he continues playing with two hands. C/U ashtray full of cigarette dog ends. C/U doctor listening to Sandy's breathing through stethoscope. C/U audience applauding as it is announced that Sandy has broken the record. C/U bedraggled Sandy at end of his record attempt.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:36:37:00 / 01:37:41:00

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