• Short Summary

    The 'Hoodoo' man dances on broken glass and eats fire in Carolina, United States of America.

  • Description

    Main Pathetone titles: "In Scene & Sound - The Pathetone Weekly - The News Interest Film". (new intertitle) "Recorded by R.C.A. Photophone System - and British Talking Pictures System - Title Music by Al Starita [?] and - - [obscured by timecode]." (Titles are mute.)

    01:33:01 - Full titles read: "The "Hoodoo" man! - A fellow from Carolina, who dances on glass - broken."

    Carolina (North or South?), United States of America.

    M/Ss of an African-American man, the 'Hoodoo' man, sitting on a box, breaking glass bottles with a hammer as a small crowd of people stand around him. We hear him say he is going to dance on the glass and that it is good for rheumatism - children in the crowd laugh. Various shots of the man dancing on the broken glass in bare feet (youch!) as a man in the crowd plays a banjo. Another man in the crowd speaks to the Hoodoo man ("What you gonna do now, boy?") and the Hoodoo man does some fire-eating, to the amazement of the crowd.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1008.17
    Media URN:
    36685
    Group:
    Pathetones
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    14/04/1930
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:32:41:00 / 01:34:06:00
    Canister:
    PT 003

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