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  • Short Summary

    Bizarre game - throwing rolling pins at an effigy of a man.

  • Description

    Modified WPA record.

    United States of America.

    American women throwing rolling pins at an effigy of a man tied to a post. Title frame: Pin Practice! ; w/ image of the back of the dummy. More titles here & there; making jokes. Side view of group of dowdy women pitching rolling pins to the left. Shot from behind the effigy; w/ several women all throwing pins at once. Then part that looks more like contest - each woman gets a chance. One woman stands on a strip; swings her pin back & forth; then lets it fly; but only bumps the dummy's hand. Her next attempt goes all the way over. CU big strong looking woman warming up her arm w/ some swings; row of men watch. CU effigy getting hit over & over; finally the head nearly falls off. Seems to stem from the stereotype of the angry wife chasing henpecked husband w/ rolling pin; domestic violence!

    Funny; silly; wacky; games; contests.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1920 - 1929
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:45:08:00 / 01:46:03:00
    ON 237 S aka EP 237

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