• Short Summary

    Colette Duval breaks the world's free-fall parachute jump record at Rio de Janeiro.

  • Description

    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

    French model Colette Duval is getting ready to break the world's free-fall parachute jump record. SCU. Colette Duval receiving her instructions from people standing by the side of the plane, holding what is believed to be timing apparatus. CU. Duval nodding her head to her instructions and she turns away to go into the plane. SV. Duval getting into the aircraft. AV. The ground. CU. Doors of the aircraft open. CU. Duval waiting to jump looking down to instruments that are strapped to her. CU. Duval starts to fall to earth. LV. The parachute coming down into the sea. LV. A boat going out to pick her up. Boat going fast. LV. Boat arriving at spot where model is in water. SCU. Duval in the water being helped out. SCU. Duval after being brought out of the water settles down on boat being helped by men. CU. Duval taking off her helmet and brushing her hair back looking thoroughly exhausted.

    (F.G.) (Orig. "B")

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    591.02
    Media URN:
    31973
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    04/06/1956
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:01:34:00 / 01:02:18:00
    Canister:
    56/45

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