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  • Short Summary

    Strongmen W. A. Pulham and E. Aston fail to lift Miss Resista, London.

  • Description

    Humorous story, of how two strongmen fail to lift the slender looking Miss Resista, London.

    Full title reads: "MIND v MUSCLE - W. A. PULHAM, champion 9 stone weight lifter of the World and E. Aston, Britain's strongest man, cannot lift Miss 'RESISTA' - WHY?".

    M/S of W. A. Pulham lifting large looking weight with one arm only. He bends down with it before standing up straight, a small crowd of onlookers claps his success. However, when it come to Miss Resista he does not have the same success. C/U of Pulham with his arms wrapped round Resista's waist, as hard he tries she cannot be moved.

    M/S of E. Aston with his back turned. Miss Resista watches as he flexes his shoulder muscles. C/U of Aston attempting to lift Resista, but she just can't be moved! Her feet remain rooted to the spot, he eventually gives up.

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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:
    01:22:56:00 / 01:24:05:00
    G 876

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