• Short Summary

    Cindy Willis performs motorcycle stunts on 'Wall of Death' but can't pass her scooter test!

  • Description

    Southend, Essex.

    M/S Cindy Willis, 17, riding scooter along the sea front. Panning shot Cindy riding off street into 'Kursaal' fairground. Cindy parks scooter outside 'Wall of Death' stunt show.

    Cindy enters cylindrical 'Wall of Death'. Inside she greets 'Tornado' Smith as she removes her coat and helmet. Cindy and 'Tornado' chat and prepare their bikes for the stunt.

    Cindy rides around in circles, the momentum allows her to ride the walls of the cylinder. Various shots of Cindy riding helmet-less around 'Wall of Death'. Various shots spectators watching from top of wall. Various shots 'Tornado' riding wall. Various shots of both riders going around wall.

    Narrator comments that after filming, ironically, Cindy failed her scooter test!

    Cuts exist - see separate record.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    241.06
    Media URN:
    3286
    Group:
    Colour pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    18/08/1963
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:23:18:00 / 01:25:16:00
    Canister:
    CP 451

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    "Cindy and 'Tornado' chat and prepare their bikes" - the bikes are both BSA models.

  2. fraserandy says

    Great jazz soundtrack...far out!

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