• Short Summary

    17-year-old Robert Wadlow, over 8 feet tall, with his family in Illinois.

  • Description

    Titles read: "The LONG and the SHORT OF IT!"

    Illinois, United States of America.

    Various shots of the extremely tall 17-year-old Robert Wadlow. He stands beside a house and we see a measuring chart being uncovered beside him, showing his height between the age of 12 (7') and 17 (8' 1 1/2"!).

    We see Robert standing with his family, who don't come up any further than his waist. C/Us of a woman's foot and head beside his, to show the extreme difference in size. C/U and M/S of Robert filming his family with the Pathe News camera.

    Note: the tone of this story is rather light and jokey, but I think it is quite sad - poor Robert!

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1114.07
    Media URN:
    38801
    Group:
    Pathetones
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    01/04/1935
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:10:16:00 / 01:10:48:00
    Canister:
    PT 262

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    "Robert standing with his family" - we see his brothers Eugene and Harold, his two sisters Betty and Helen, and his mother Addie.

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