• Short Summary

    Vertiginous stunts are performed including pole swinging and stilt walking on high building.

  • Description

    Introductory intertitle reads: "We found these in our film vaults - "

    L/S of a large cliff face with a lake at the bottom. A man dives off the cliff into the water below - it's a long way! Slow motion footage of lots of people diving off the cliffs at the same time.

    Various shots of a man working his way along a cable suspended high above an expanse of water- it looks dangerous, he is hanging upside down moving along with his hands and knees. Looks like he may be working on the cable rather than doing it for fun.

    "There are many vacancies in this field, often - " M/S of man who is skipping on the roof of a very high building. Shot from another angle reveals that he is skipping on a very narrow piece of wood suspended out on the side of the building - looks scary.

    "What to do when you are tired of riding in the smoker....." M/S of a stuntman doing a kind of handstand on the roof of a moving train - cool!

    "Taking liberties with Miss Liberty..." Low angle of the Statue of Liberty on Ellis Island in New York. Aerial view shots men sitting on the rays of the Statue's headgear. The men are presumably cleaning the statue. It looks rather scary. They sit on the end of the rays and wave.

    "Just another polar expedition." Low angle shots of a pole swinger. A building below him has the words: "Burohaus Borse" - location probably Germany.

    "This fellow's brains are in his feet." Man on stilts walks along a precarious ledge high above the city. High angle shot of him walking along - frightening if you suffer from vertigo!

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1594.14
    Media URN:
    51281
    Group:
    Pathe sound pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    25/08/1932
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:32:01:00 / 01:34:15:00
    Canister:
    PSP 751

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