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[Wrestling TV show]: Gorgeous George vs Hans Schnabel

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Film Identifier: F.2008-04-0068
Run Time
0h 27m 13s
Date Produced
November 3 1950
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. Both wrestlers in this match played the role of the heavy with Gorgeous George adopting a preening duplicitous style while Schnabel was a brutal powerhouse. The match goes to George when Schnabel is disqualified for roughing the Ref.
00:01 Davis introducing show over MS of ring, George’s butler prepares ring for George (G.), as G. enters ostentatiously in robe with ostrich feathers, Davis: “shades of Sally Rand, puh-leaze”, Schnabel (S.) glares at George as G.preens in ring, ring announcer introduces match, crowds boos over G.’s intro, Davis: ref taxi-driver 05:00 G.’s butler removes G.s robe 06:05 match starts, men grapple and wrestle dirty, Davis: George only sign promoter Fred Kohler’s contract if S. not pull his hair, hammerlock on S., head-scissors on G., CU hammerlock on S., Davis mentions number of kids in audience, MS S. struggles to get out of hold 10:00 Headlock on S., CU double outside wristlock on S., MS headlock on G., throws G. into corner, chinlock into body press on G., chinlock reversed “hobo-fashion” on S. 15:00 S. pummeling G., throws him around ring, flying mare on S., G. pins S., G. wins first fall at 16:00, crowd boos, 17:40-17;45 leader (for ads?) 17:55 match resumes, grapple around ring, S. stomps on G., G. leglock on S., CU toehold on S. 20:00 MS Ref knocks G. away for illegal hold, G. runs out of ring to escape S., CU throwing punches, MS backflip on G., S. wins second fall at 22:20, CU G. struggling to get off mat, MS waiting between rounds 24:27 matche resumes, S. pummels G., Davis track cuts out 24:33 to 24:41, backbreaker into bodyslam o G. 25:00 S. throws G. out of ring, CU S. punching G. to keep him from re-entering, MS S. pushes Ref away, Ref disqualifies S., Davis mentions that Illinois judges don’t allow violence to judges, CU G. entering ring with folded chair, Ref struggles with G. to stop him, out 26:56
Imperial World Films
Main Credit
Imperial World Films (is production company)
Davis, Russell (is director)
Davis, Sylvia H. (is producer)
Actors, Performers and Participants
Gorgeous George (is performer)
Davis, Russell (is commentator)
Byrnes, Bobby (is announcer)
Novak, Sid (is participant)
Schnabel, Hans (is performer)
Related Place
Chicago (production location of)