• Short Summary

    Strongman The Great Challard tears a telephone directory in half and bends steel bars.

  • Description

    Titles read: 'THE TOUGHEST MAN WE KNOW!'

    Location of events unknown - could be Pathe Studio.

    Various shots of a strongman called The Great Challard in action. He takes off his cape so he is dressed just in shorts and tears a telephone directory in half. His male assistant bends two solid steel bars around Challard's neck. The assistant bangs a box apart with one of the bars to show how strong it is, then Challard hits his thigh with the bar, making it bend in the middle.

    Lastly, Challard puts a wad of white stuff in his mouth, puts a nail in the middle, then drives it through several blocks of timber with his head. Footage is speeded up to show him putting several blocks on one nail.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1654.26
    Media URN:
    52295
    Group:
    Pathe sound pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    23/01/1936
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:51:41:00 / 01:53:15:00
    Canister:
    PSP 929

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