• 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!

  • Tags

  • 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.

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment