• Short Summary

    Stuntman Stephen Alan Ladd dies in fire during one of the stunts.

  • Description


    Unissued / Unused. Content filmed 21 November 1972.

    Long panning shot of a stuntman Stephen Alan Ladd on motorcycle driving through long burning tunnel. Various shots of the stuntman inside the burning tunnel without his bike, he cannot get out and has difficulty walking. Various shots of the people outside on a field panicking, calling fire fighters and rushing them to stop the fire so that he can get out. Various shots of the fire fighters at work, they play with hoses and remove bales of hay (which make the tunnel walls) to stop them burning. Stuntman is seen through smoke, he is still lying inside. More people gather with firemen at work, panic around. Fire fighters take the body out. Various shots of the fire fighters carrying body on stretcher into an ambulance. Various shots of a man in leather jacket, Stephen Alan Ladd, riding motorcycle across field quite fast. He starts driving - several takes. He rides through unlighted tunnel made of iron construction covered with hay. Various shots of the people preparing various stunts, including the tunnel. More shots of stuntman at work. He is driving a car through fire. Later, he is seen driving over a jump nearly turning over. He gets out of the car. More shots of the stuntmen driving car over jump. More shots of the stuntman on motorcycle driving through fire. People running around and firemen working after realising something has gone wrong during the fire tunnel stunt. Man helping a grief stricken woman walking her to a car. Various shots of the firemen dragging body out of fire, still performing life saving techniques. Stuntman in evening suit driving a car. More shots of the stunts involving fire, jumps and cars.

    Note: Stephen Alan Ladd was previously listed in the notes as "Stephen Ludd".

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:11:39:00 / 01:25:32:00
    UN 4644 E

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  1. matthewjohnshannon says

    Is it possible to find out more about this clip / incident?

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