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  • Short Summary

    William 'Red' Hill rides the rapids near Niagara in a barrel.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Canada. Niagara conquered in a barrel! William "Red" Hill, one of the few men to go over Niagara & live - successfully rides through the dreadful whirlpools and rapids in 5 hours!!"

    Niagara Falls, Canada.

    A small motorboat goes past towing barrel. On the barrel is written "William Red Hill. Master Hero of Niagara."

    LS of barrels floating away in the rapid waters of the river.

    LS of the barrel as it passes under a bridge.

    Shots of the barrel as it is being collected by a small boat. William Hill is seen poking his head out of the barrel. Mr Hill is wearing a flying helmet and several medals.

    High angle shots of the barrel in the water, moving downstream. Repeat of barrel under bridge shot.

    LS of rowing boat collecting Mr Hill.

    CU of William 'Red' Hill holding a rabbit's foot in one hand and a young boy (probably his son) in the other.

    Sound Track Missing.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    713.04
    Media URN:
    6270
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    23/06/1930
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:06:42:00 / 01:08:11:00
    Canister:
    30/7

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