• Short Summary

    A Carolina preacher shows his faith by letting himself be bitten by a snake.

  • Description

    Unused / unissued material - no paperwork - dates unclear or unknown.

    American voiceover. A Christian preacher tests God's healing power by deliberately letting a rattlesnake bite him.

    Title reads: "Preacher's Faith Vs. Snakebite" (T/C obscures company name)

    Carolina, United States of America.

    Preacher Albert Teaster stands with his arm in a sling singing hymns with his congregation.

    Good shots of the Preacher giving his sermon about God's love. He has a strong accent.

    Interview with the Preacher about how he came to be bitten by the snake. He deliberately let the snake bite him as part of a healing service. Albert bends to his knees with his congregation and he leads them in a healing prayer. Some of the congregation seem to be speaking in tongues.

    N.B. Teaster was apparently a Cullowhee Mountain Holiness preacher.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1930 - 1939
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:56:33:00 / 01:58:49:00
    UN 52 B

Comments (1)

  1. Unknown user says

    Thanks so such for posting this!!!

    Albert was my great grandfather, and I am fairly sure that the boy in the second row with the darker shirt on is my grandfather, Robert Teaster. I am also thinking that my great aunt Edna (who is still living) is the girl in the front row in the light colored dress wearing a sweater.

    It's amazing that this footage has survived into the digital age. WOW!?

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