• Short Summary

    A Russian animal tamer shows off his circus act with lions, tigers and a black panther.

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    Full title reads: "Man's Best Friend? A Tiger!"

    Russia. A Russian animal tamer shows off his circus act with lions, tigers and a black panther.

    CU Russian taxi driver looking excited as he drives along. CU Walter Zapashnyi sitting in the back with one of his pet tigers. Pan to the driver who keeps looking over his shoulder. CU The tiger licking Walter's face in the back seat. LV Pan Walter leaves the taxi cab with his tiger on a lead. SV Man with small dog. The dog barks and growls. LV The tiger bounds upstairs into building with Walter following. CU Small dog watching. LV Walter comes into Circus ring riding on back of Lion. CU Walter acknowledging applause. SV Pan. As Walter performs trick with Black Panthers jumping over Lions and Tigers. CU Lion roaring. CU Tiger roaring. CU Black Panther roaring. CU Lynx. SV As the Lynx beats drum. CU Tiger. CU Walter. SV Pan. Walter with Tiger standing on back legs walking backwards round the ring. CU ditto. SV As Walter makes five tigers sit and beg. CU Walter laying on the ground being cuddled by Lion. CU Walter's wife Marcia watching from outside ring. CU As Walter stands up to walk away the Lion holds his ankle in his Paw. CU Marcia watching. CU Walter being licked all over his face and neck by Lion. SV Firemen standing outside ring. SV Walter performs trick with Lion and Tiger. SV The fireman outside the ring. Tiger jumps at him from inside and the fireman falls over backwards. CU Walter in the ring with Lion laughing.


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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:05:40:00 / 01:07:42:00

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