• Short Summary

    A lion takes a ride on the side of a car around the wall of death.

  • Description

    Titles read: "Taking a Lion for a Ride!".

    Location of events unknown.

    Various shots of a lion being taken for a ride around a wall of death; the lion is perched on the side of the car, driven by a man. A small crowd of people watch the spectacle from the viewing area above. Commentator tells how the cameraman went right into the 'arena' to get some close ups of the lion.

    Note: this might be "Briton" the lion - JH.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1106.09
    Media URN:
    38510
    Group:
    Pathetones
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    15/10/1934
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:17:21:00 / 01:18:28:00
    Canister:
    PT 238

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    The man seen driving the car is "Fearless Egbert", of a troupe called "Collins Famous Death Riders".

    There are a couple of photos of them on this page here. ....

    http://theselvedgeyard.wordpre
    ss.com/2009/12/05/the-wall-of-de
    ath-daredevils-lions-riders-fairs-o
    h-my/

    Although the lion isn't named on that page, another source says that his name was "Monarch".....

    www.motographite.com/2012/04/k
    ings-vertical-run.html

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