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[Wrestling TV show]: Ivan Rasputin, “Chest” Bernard & Fritz Von Schacht vs Don Beitelman, Farmer Don Marlin & Pat O’Connor

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Film Identifier: F.2008-04-0043
Run Time
0h 33m 20s
Format
16mm
Color
B&W
Sound
Optical
Date Produced
1950s
Abstract
An episode of a syndicated wrestling show shot at Chicago’s International Amphitheatre. Shot live on film with three-camera coverage, it features a witty and entertaining narration from announcer Russ Davis. This three man to a team match is full of action with even Davis admitting that it veers into the ludicrous. The villians, Von Schact, Rasputin (aka The Mad Russian) and the Chest, lose when they are disqualified because all three are in the ring at the same time.
Log
00:02 MS crowd pans to wrestlers in ring, CU Ivan Rasputin, MS ring announcer introducing match, 04:08 match starts with Schacht and O’Connor, headlock on O’Connor 04:50 Rasputin comes in, armlock on Rasputin, headlock on O’Connor, headlock on Rasputin, O’Connor misses Rasputin and runs out of ring, Chest comes in, armlock on Chest, men exchange holds and punches, Marlin comes in, Schact comes in, CU waistlock on Schact, MS Schacht punching Marlin in the corner, 10:00 with two members from one team in ring at same time Davis says “this is what makes the match so ludicrous”, Rasputin comes in, chinlock on Marlin, CU bear hug on Rasputin, MS Marlin beating Rasputin off of hold, headlock on Rasputin, O’Connor comes in, CU Rasputin getting punched by three opposing wrestlers, MS headlock on Rasputin, Beitelman comes in, three bodyslams on Rasputin, Beitelman gets thrown out of ring by Schact 15:00 CU headlock on Rasputin while Rasputin has bearhold on Beitelman, MS Chest comes in, waist lock on Beitelman, Schacht comes in, CU Schacht kneeing Beitelman into the ropes, MS Beitelman falls out of ring and according to Davis splits his head open, chinlock on Beitalman, Schacht wins first fall at 17:09, crowds boos, 18:57 second round starts with O’Connor and Schacht ,Chest comes in and gets punched out of ring, Rasputin comes in, leglock on O’Connor, Chest comes in, headlock on Chest, Schacht comes in, standing toehold on Schacht, 24:28 CU of Schacht trying to break toehold, MS hold broken up by ref they fall out of ring, Chest comes in, Marlin comes in, bodyslam and kneelift on Chest, Rasputin comes in, O’Connor comes in, bodyslam on O’Connor, Beitelman in, headlock on Rasputin, Chest and O’Connor come in, Chest beating O’Connor to mat, flying kick and bodypress on Chest, 29:16 O’Connor wins second fall, 30:54 third round starts with Schacht and Beitelman, Beitelman beats Schacht on the ropes, Rasputin comes in, men exchange holds, Rasputin thriws Beitelman out of ring, Schacht in, chinlock on Beitelman 34:00 Chest in, armlock on Beitelman, Schacht in, O;Connor in, flying kick on Schacht, Rasputin in, drop kicks on Rasputin, drop kick on Chest, 36:05 match called against Rasputin, et al because they were all in ring at same time, they protest to no avail, out 37:38
Distributors
Imperial World Films
Main Credit
Imperial World Films (is production company)
Davis, Sylvia H. (is producer)
Davis, Russell (is director)
Actors, Performers and Participants
Rasputin, Ivan (is performer)
Bernard, Chest (is performer)
Von Schacht, Fritz (is performer)
Beitelman, Don (is performer)
Marlin, Farmer Don (is performer)
O'Connor, Pat (is performer)
Davis, Russell (is commentator)
Wayland, Ed (is participant)
Mastro, Dick (is announcer)
Genre
Sports
Related Place
Chicago (production location of)