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[Wrestling TV show]: Killer Kowalski vs Yukon Eric

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Film Identifier: F.2008-04-0083
Run Time
0h 26m 40s
Format
16mm
Color
B&W
Sound
Optical
Date Produced
circa 1958
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. A re-match between two enemies - the taller Killer Kowalski (aka “Tarzan Kowalski”) versus the stocky Yukon Eric who wrestles barefoot and in jeans - as in an earlier match Kowalski tore off most of Eric’s left year with a kneedrop. The match goes to Kowalski when the referee calls what should have been Eric’s winning hold to Kowalski.
Log
00:01 MS Ring announcer introducing wrestlers, shots of wrestlers in corners, 00:48 Davis begins speaking over shot of wrestlers meeting in middle of ring before match, 01:44 match begins with men exchanging punches, wristlock on Yukon, crowd laughs when Kowalski disheartingly gives up the wristlock on Yukon, leglock on Kowalski, 05:00 CU both men with toeholds on each other, MS bodyscissors on Kowalski, dropkick on Kowalski, Eric punches Kowalski to the mat, 10:00 Kowalski ties Erics leg to the ropes, CU, toehold on Eric, waistlock on Kowalski, kneelift on Eric, MS Kowalski slams Eric into the corner of the ring, bodyslam and kneedrop on Eric, Kowalski wins first fall at 12:22, 13:01-13:07 yellow leader, Davis talking about two wrestler’s background in that both are former loggers, 14:16 second match begins, bodyslam on Kowalski, armlock on Kowalski, bodyslams on Kowalski, headlock on Yukon, men exchanging punches in the corner of the ring, dropkick on Eric, 19:30, waistlock on Kowalski, 20:19 Eric wins second fall with a backdrop, 21:06-21:12 yellow leader, 22:28 third round begins with Eric punching Kowalski in the corner, waistlock on Kowalski, men exchanging punches, dropkick on Eric, 24:30 Eric looks he wins the match with a backdrop, but the ref calls it for Kowalski, crowd boos, out 26:27
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
Yukon Eric (is performer)
Kowalski, Killer (is performer)
Friedman, Mory (is participant)
Davis, Russell (is commentator)
Mastro, Dick (is announcer)
Genre
Sports
Related Place
Chicago (production location of)