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[Wrestling TV show]: Billy Hickson vs Bob Orton - Mighty Atlas Strong Man Exhibition

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Film Identifier: F.2008-04-0041
Run Time
0h 18m 37s
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 features a witty and entertaining narration from announcer Russ Davis. The match between Bob Orton (aka “Cowboy” Bob Orton), “the baby face villain”, and the much smaller Hickson, ends with a brutal display that leaves Orton the victor. After that one fall match is a short display of strength from the Mighty Atlas who matches his strength against ten men in a game of tug-o-war.
00:09 CU ring announcer, MS wrestlers in their corners, 00:40 Davis starts talking over shot of wrestlers meeting in middle of ring before match, the first round starts out slowly, CU Orton leglock on Hickson, MS armbar on Orton, legsplit on Hickson 5:00 Hickson trying to get out of the legsplit, Hickson reverses the hold and get a legsplit on Orton, headock on Hickson, CU Orton punching Hickson in the head, MS Hickson ties Orton up in the ropes, headscissors on Hickson, Davis notices that Orton has knocked out one of Hickson’s teeth, 09:50 dropkick on Orton, CU headlock on Hickson, MS Orton flipping Hickson around the ring, Hickson toehold on Orton, Orton reverses the hold, Hickson armtwist on Orton, Orton picks up Hickson and slams him around the ring, Orton wins the fall and match with a reverse piledriver and bodypress at 14:23 15:00 Orton looks like he is going to shake Hickson’s hand but then kicks him in the stomach 15:48 MS Davis in the ring with the Mighty Atlas, they call in ten men to the ring who play tug-o-war with Atlas as the rope, Davis finds the sight very humorous, out 18:25
Imperial World Films
Main Credit
Imperial World Films (is production company)
Davis, Sylvia H. (is producer)
Davis, Russell (is director)
Additional Credits
Simms, Jimmy (is announcer)
Actors, Performers and Participants
Hickson, Billy (is performer)
Orton, Bob (is performer)
Mighty Atlas (is performer)
Davis, Russell (is commentator)
Nicholas, Fred (is participant)
Simms, Jimmy (is announcer)
Related Place
Chicago (production location of)