• Short Summary

    Ireland's strongest man, Butty Sugrue, proves his strength by doing some bizarre, hilarious things!

  • Description

    Joe Bloom's Gymnasium, London.

    C/U shot of a man cleaning teeth. C/U shot of a lower rung of a chair. The man bites the rung and lifts the chair while a girl is sitting on it. The man is Butty Sugrue, the strongest man in Ireland and, many think, in whole Europe - informs a voiceover.

    Several shots of Butty turning around with the chair and the girl still 'in his mouth'. The girl is Margaret Ross, a young singer. Butty does most of his training in Joe Bloom's gymnasium in London.

    M/S of Butty lifting the weights. Margaret sits on the weights and Butty cheerfully moves around, calling two young men to join Margaret. They come and stand one at each side of a weight and Butty lifts them all and spins them around. On Butty's left is Noel Cantwell, captain of West Ham football team, and on his right is entertainer Joe Lynch.

    Two men hug so Butty can attach a belt around their shoulders. He, then lifts the belt and men from the ground and spins them. Cut to C/U shot of a man's face - former World's flyweight champion Rinty Monaghan. Butty and Monaghan are good friends - informs the voiceover.

    Butty takes two thick, long, ropes and ties them around his shoulders. Three men come at each side and pull the ropes. Butty struggles to stay in the middle.

    Finally, Rinty Monaghan uses Butty's stomach as punching bag until Butty prevents him by putting his hand on Rinty's forehead - cartoon stuff!

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    87.04
    Media URN:
    1393
    Group:
    Colour pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    09/03/1959
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:08:44:00 / 01:10:45:00
    Canister:
    CP 219

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