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  • Short Summary

    Short extract about a toad captured in stone that survives when released 31 years later.

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    No title. "It's rumoured that Houdini told him how to do it." (one frame of shot of Abraham Lincoln stone featured in another "Walter Futter's Curiosities" films) "Thirty-one years ago a horned toad jumped into a cornerstone like this. --Eastland County, Texas." M/S of a crowd of men watching a large piece of stone being lowered to the ground by a pulley system. "No air, no water, no food, not even a hop for 31 years." C/U of a prickly looking toad. "It's rumoured that Houdini told him how to do it." Shot of the toad sitting on a bit of black velvet. It moves its head around and opens and shuts its eyes.

    Note: Part of a "Walter Futter's Curiosities" film - presumably bought in by Pathe for reediting. I suppose the story was that the toad was still alive when released from the cornerstone...

    Amber tinted print.

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    Eve pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:30:48:00 / 01:31:33:00
    EP 297

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