• Short Summary

    House painters try for speed record while car smashers ruin their vehicles - only in America.

  • Description

    For title reads: "Painters Set Up Strangest World-Record"

    New Brunswick, New Jersey, United States of America (USA). Painters are attempting a speed record to paint a house for a disabled soldier.

    LV GV Painters lined up outside house. CU Paint being poured from can to pot. SV Painters line up to get paint. SV Robert Hoelzle (a disabled ex-serviceman) being wheeled into position to watch painters. CU Hoelzle and Fiancee. SV Painters on scaffold. Starters hand in foreground holding revolver. Pistol fires and men turn to commence work.

    CU Clock showing exactly 12 o'clock. LV Painters painting house. Pan. SV Angle shot painters painting house. CU Clock showing 12 minutes 5 secs. MV Painters at work. SV People waving.

    LV Painters finish work and leave scaffolds. SV Painters walking past and shaking hands with Hoelzle. LV GV Hoelzle and fiancee surrounded by painters.

    Olympic Stadium, Los Angeles, California.

    Stunt drivers from the 'Hell Drivers' team show off various stunts with cars. They roll and crash old cars. Crowd applaud. Driver climbs out of wrecked car and waves from top of smashed vehicle.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:51:40:00 / 01:52:50:00

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