• Short Summary

    Stunt performer (or mad man !) Saxson Brown performing.

  • Description

    Note: Unknown location for the events in this item.

    Full titles read: "STRENGTH - Would anybody here care to hold two massive cart-horses in check ? Here's a strong young man named Saxson Brown who can -"

    M/S of the very large Saxson Brown with two large ropes around his arms, these are attached to two shire horses. When the order is given the horse start walking in opposite directions. Through sheer strength Brown manages to stop the horses from moving (just about!).

    L/S of Brown informing us of his next stunt which involves lying on a bed of nails and supporting a large anvil on his chest ! L/S of of Brown lying on the nails, the anvil is placed on him by two men. As if that wasn't bad enough, two other men then proceed to hit the anvil with large hammers. M/S of the impressions of the nails on his back.

    His final stunt involves him having a small ramp placed over his body and being run over by a motor car !

    Note: some records give spelling as Saxon Brown.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1018.13
    Media URN:
    36806
    Group:
    Pathetones
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    06/10/1930
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:31:36:00 / 01:34:41:00
    Canister:
    PT 028

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