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[Wrestling TV show]: Pat O’Connor vs Ivan Rasputin

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Film Identifier: F.2008-04-0030
Run Time
0h 15m 17s
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. Upstanding crowd favorite O’Connor defeats the supposedly Russian Ivan Rasputin (aka The Mad Russian) with a flying dropkick.
Log
00:10 LS ring announcer asking audience not to throw items into the ring, 01:13 Davis starts talking, wrestlers and ref in middle of ring discussing rules, 02:06 match starts, exchanging holds up to ropes, armlock on O’Connor, flying headscissors on Ivan, 04:30 CU O’Connor dragging Ivan on ground, LS Ivan being thrown across ring, O’Connor head scissors on Ivan, O’Connor jumps out of ring in attempt to pin Ivan, Ivan headlock on O’Connor, men trading punches, Ivan thrown across ring, Ivan hold on O’Connor. 10:00 knucklelock on O’Connor, CU O’Connor slamming Ivan against ropes, Ivan knocks O’Connor out of ring, LS Ivan punches O’Connor to mat, O’Connor wristlock on Ivan, MS Ivan trying to get out of hold, LS hold on ropes broken up, 15:25 Ivan punches O’Connor out of ring, O’Connor dropkick on Ivan, Ivan bearhug on O’Connor, O’Connor dropkick on Ivan, flying bodypress on Ivan, 18:00 O’Connor wins the fall to the cheers of the crowd, MS ring announcer, out 18:43
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
O'Connor, Pat (is performer)
Rasputin, Ivan (is performer)
Davis, Russell (is commentator)
Liedeberg, Fred (is participant)
Mastro, Dick (is announcer)
Genre
Sports
Related Place
Chicago (production location of)