• Short Summary

    A high wire double act get married on a tightrope in La Rochelle, France.

  • Description

    Titles read: "LA ROCHELLE - TWO WED ON HIGH WIRE".

    France.

    M/Ss of a 19-year-old man in a suit walking backwards along a tight rope across a harbour, holding a pole for balance. The bride, in a white dress and veil, makes her way across the tight rope towards her groom. We are told they are a double act called the 'Sky Companions'.

    The Mayor stands at the top of a ladder to conduct the service, and shouts the service to the pair on the wire above him. A huge crowd watching from below applaud. Back on the ground, the groom places the wedding ring on the bride's finger.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1553.25
    Media URN:
    49840
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    30/03/1959
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:51:11:00 / 01:52:10:00
    Canister:
    59/26

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