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  • Short Summary

    A man is over come with boxing fever after winning bout in a fairground booth.

  • Description

    Unused / unissued material -

    Full title reads: "Boxing Fever. London". This is a Lion's Head Brand film.

    Fairground boxing booth where visitors try to knock out the champion and win five pounds, the first contestants is knocked out but the very eager (and possibly drunk) third man knocks out the champion and overcome with "boxing fever" rushes out punching at everybody and everything he meets. He is chased through the streets by an irate crowd and eventually goes into a pub where ...

    Intertitle reads: "Three Hours Later".

    he gets (even more) drunk and goes home where his wife knocks him about until he pleads for mercy.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1828.03
    Media URN:
    60965
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:09:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:14:47:00 / 01:24:10:00
    Canister:
    UN 1 H (N)

Comments (1)

  1. WadeMitcham says

    This film was made by Cricks & Martin, their initials "C & M" can be seen at the beginning. They used the name "Lion's Head Brand". Their studio was based at Ravensbury Lodge, where today Rawnsley Avenue is, off the west side of London Road, Mitcham, near the bridge over the river Wandle. Their offices for marketing was in Gerrard Street, in London's West End.

    Some of the street scenes, from 3mins 58secs onward, are in Mitcham: starting at the Fair Green the Kings Arms and Bucks Head pubs can be seen in the background; next at 4m20 he passes the bank building at London Road/Cricket Green and part of the town hall can be seen behind on the left, with the sign for the Cricketers pub on the right. At 5m29 at the Three Kings Pond.

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