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  • Short Summary

    Aircraft stunts - looping the loop with a man standing on the top wing of a biplane.

  • Description

    Intertitle reads: "Looping the loop is quite an old stunt now - but have you ever seen a machine looping with a man standing on the top plane?" (sic). c 1920

    Stunt man stands on top wing of a biplane as it loops the loop several times - the plane is quite far from the camera so it is difficult to see him. Plane comes close to the camera as the pilot finishes his looping. L/S of plane flying past with stunt man hanging from the bottom wing (again, quite a long way from the camera.) Closer shot of the man hanging underneath. The stunt man leaves the plane by parachute. The camera follows him to the ground - he splashes down into a river. Intertitle reads: "And that night our Cameraman "looped the loop" about a thousand times -- in dreamland ---- hanging on by his ears." Unfortunately we don't see what was probably a funny shot of the cameraman - end missing.

    Was Pathe Pictorial item.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    862.03
    Media URN:
    14792
    Group:
    Eve pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1920
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:04:29:00 / 01:06:52:00
    Canister:
    EP 071

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