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[Wrestling TV show]: Benito Gardini vs Al Warshawski

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Film Identifier: F.2008-04-0035
Run Time
0h 15m 17s
Date Produced
circa 1957
An episode of a syndicated wrestling show shot at Chicago’s International Amphitheatre. Shot live on film with three-camera coverage, it usually features a witty and entertaining narration from announcer Russ Davis - though for some reason this print is without his commentary. The sound also gets completely out of sync through the reel. The underhanded Gardini soundly defeats the unflashy Warshawski with a bodyslam in this one-fall match.
00:08 CU ring announcer, wrestlers in their corners, crowd boos at Gardini’s intro, 01:43 match begins, men circle each other in ring, Gardini tries a number of holds on Warshawski but each time Warshawski escapes, CU Gardini sarcastically applauding Warshawski’s skill, Gardini armlock on Warshawski, CU Warshawski struggling in hold, 4:55 MS Warshawski breaking hold with a headlock, Warshawski punches and drags Gardini across ring, armlock on Warshawski, Warshawski dropkick on Gardini, headlock on Gardini, headlock on Warshawski, leglock on Gardini, CU toehold on Gardini, MS Gardini breaks hold but Warshawski puts another toehold on him, 9:50 men punching each other into leglock on Gardini, Gardini beating Warshawski against corner, Warshawski flings Gardini across ring, leg scissors on Warshawski, kneelift on Gardini, men trade punches 14:30 Gardini throws Warshawski around ring, bodyslam on Warshawski, Gardini wins match at 15:08, out 16:01
Imperial World Films
Main Credit
Imperial World Films (is production company)
Davis, Sylvia H. (is producer)
Davis, Russell (is director)
Actors, Performers and Participants
Gardini, Benito (is performer)
Warshawski, Al (is performer)
McMillan, Jim (is participant)
Davis, Russell (is commentator)
Related Place
Chicago (production location of)