• Short Summary

    A crazy man named Ben Dova several daredevil balancing act on the side of a skyscraper in New York, United States of America.

  • Description

    New York, United States of America.

    Full titles read: "THERE'S ONE BORN EVERY MINUTE - Meet Ben Dova earning a living by risking his neck - the kind of fellow who makes you go hot all over."

    L/S's of Ben Dova (real name Joseph Spah) wearing a scruffy suit and top hat standing on the top a New York skyscraper. L/S of the man comically leaning forward on the edge of a skyscraper and pretending to nearly over balance. As if that wasn't bad enough he then proceeds to climb a bendy lamp post which he rocks back and forwards. M/S's and L/S's of the lamp post bending so far back that it over hangs the building ! High angled shots of the traffic passing by far below. M/S of Ben Dover performing another crazy stunt by hanging from the lamp post by one hand.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1076.17
    Media URN:
    37481
    Group:
    Pathetones
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    15/05/1933
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:35:29:00 / 01:36:40:00
    Canister:
    PT 164

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    "Ben Dova", (real name Joseph Spah), was one of the passengers being carried when the Hindenburg airship crashed in flames in 1937. Though burned, he survived.

  2. British Pathé says

    You mean Ben Dova isn't his real name!?

    Thanks for providing the name and fascinating to learn about the Hindenburg connection.

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