• Short Summary

    Extremely tall man Robert Wadlow poses with four young women and his father.

  • Description

    Titles read: 'The World's YOUNGEST GIANT!'

    Chicago, United States of America.

    C/U of an enormous foot in a shoe. A young woman measures the length and breadth of it. We then see that the foot belongs to 17-year-old Robert Wadlow, who is 8 feet four inches tall. He sits with two young women.

    Shot of Robert's enormous feet with the dainty tootsies of the two girls beside him. His foot is as long as two of one of the girl's.

    Robert stands against a wall with four young women either side of him. He really is incredibly tall. He puts his arms out to the side and the women all try to reach up and touch them. They all walk out of the doorway, with Robert having to duck down to get under it. Robert stands beside his 6 foot tall father.

    Cataloguer's note: Robert is really treated as a freak. I think this item is melancholy, despite the jaunty soundtrack. See also PT 262 - 'The Long And The Short Of It'.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1656.09
    Media URN:
    52307
    Group:
    Pathe sound pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    06/02/1936
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:15:50:00 / 01:16:38:00
    Canister:
    PSP 931

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    "Robert stands beside his 6 foot tall father" - his father's name is Harold.

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