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[Wrestling TV show]: Carl Meyer vs Alo Leilani, Wilbur Snyder vs Angelo Poffo

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Film Identifier: F.2008-04-0050
Run Time
0h 30m 33s
Date Produced
circa 1956
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 reel features two matches with the second match from a different date. The first match is between the Hawaiian Alo Leilani, who gives the crowd leis before the match, and the tall and gangly Meyer. Leilani wins the match easily. The second match is between the flashy Poffo (aka The Masked Miser aka The Carpet Bagger) and the more athletic Synder. Synder wins with a dropkick.
00:02 MS Wrestler in corner, Hawaiian music as Alo walks around crowd giving people leis, 00:46 walks past Davis, 02:55 match begins, bodyslam on Meyer, kneelock on Meyer, judolicks on Meyer, 05:00 headlock and armlock on Alo, bodyscissors on Meyer, bodyslam on Alo, Meyer punching Alo up against the ropes, bodyslams on Meyer, CU armlock and scissors on Meyer, 10:00 MS Meyer struggling to break out of hold, bodyslams on Meyer, toehold on Alo, dropkicks on Meyer, Alo wins match at 12:49, 13:46-14:03 yellow leader, CU ring announcer introducing wrestlers, shots of wrestlers in their corners, 14:35 begins talking over wrestlers meeting in middle of ring 15:10 Poffo slowly taking off sequined jacket and placing it in hanging bag, 16:04 match begins quickly with men punching each other and trading bodyslams, Poffo failling to pin Synder who scampers away to the crowd’s delight, CU headlock on Snyder, MS bodyslam on Poffo, CU armlock on Snyder, MS Synder failing to break hold 20:00 CU armlock on Snyder, MS ref breaking hold for illegal act by Poffo, bodyslam on Poffo, CU wristlock on Offo, MS Synder getting knocked into corner of ring, bodyslam on Synder 24:50 CU legscissor on Poffo, men exchanging punches, headlock on Snyder, bodyslams on Snyder, bodyslams on Poffo, Snyder getting thrown into corner of ring, 24:45 dropkick on Poffo, Snyder wins match at 24:50, for some reason David is counting of the 3-count in German, out 30:25
Imperial World Films
Main Credit
Imperial World Films (is production company)
Davis, Sylvia H. (is producer)
Davis, Russell (is director)
Actors, Performers and Participants
Meyer, Carl (is performer)
Leilani, Alo (is performer)
Snyder, Wilbur (is performer)
Poffo, Angelo (is performer)
Davis, Russell (is commentator)
Scott, Andy (is participant)
Zarharwicz, Jack (is participant)
Related Place
Chicago (production location of)