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[Wrestling TV show]: Sheik of Araby vs Harry Lewis

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Film Identifier: F.2008-04-0040
Run Time
0h 22m 13s
Format
16mm
Color
B&W
Sound
Optical
Date Produced
circa 1956
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. The Sheik of Araby defeats the older and out of shape Lewis after a long protracted armlock weakens Lewis.
Log
00:09 MS ring announcer, crowd boos at Sheik’s intro, 00:42 Davis begins talking over men meeting in middle before match, MS Sheik talking off his robes and turban, 01:44 match begins, armlock on Sheik, CU headscissors on Lewis, MS Lewis escapes but is quickly put in another headscissors, 04:53 waistlock on Sheik, headlock on Lewis, toehold on Sheik, CU Sheik trying to break hold with a headlock, MS ref breaking up choke on Lewis, men exchange holds on mat, wristlock on Sheik, 09:50 kneelift on Sheik knocks him to the mat, armbar on Lewis, CU headscissors on Sheik, Davis hectoring the referee to get out of the way of the cameras, MS Sheik pulling at Lewis’s trunks, hammerlock on Lewis, Davis and crowd mocking Sheik when Sheik says something in Arabic, 15:00 Davis says he’s going to be quiet for awhile, Sheik knocks Lewis to the mat, Sheik wins with a backbreaker at 17:14, out 18:08
Distributors
Imperial World Films
Main Credit
Davis, Sylvia H. (is producer)
Davis, Russell (is director)
Imperial World Films (is production company)
Actors, Performers and Participants
Lewis, Harry (is performer)
Sheik of Araby (is performer)
Sterling, Leonard (is announcer)
Liederberg, Fred (is participant)
Davis, Russell (is commentator)
Genre
Sports
Related Place
Chicago (production location of)