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  • Short Summary

    Motorcyclist jumps off cliff on bike - but parachute fails to open in time.

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    Full title missing, according to issue sheet it reads: "Los Angeles Cal. World's first motorcycle parachute jumper plunges of 200 foot cliff! Fred Osbourne adopts aviator's device and stage's a uniquely thrilling feat".

    LA, California, United States of America (USA).

    M/S of man helping Osbourne into parachute harness. Osbourne then climbs onto his motorcycle, shakes hands with his companion and drives off. L/S of Osbourne driving past camera at great speed.

    Intertitle reads: "Off the brink at 60 miles an hour".

    M/S of Osbourne riding off cliff edge. L/S of Osbourne and bike descending at speed towards beach and sea. Osbourne's parachute does not have time to open before impact with ground. Smoke and tattered bit of parachute silk float up from hole in ground, a man runs over to investigate.

    Intertitle reads: "A lot of broken telephone wires and a cremated motor bike".

    Top shot, looking over cliff top, of people rushing over to landing place. Motorbike appears to be in flames. C/U of Osbourne talking to camera - must have been taken before stunt as it seems unlikely that he would have survived such a terrible crash!

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:44:55:00 / 01:46:28:00
    G 1351

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