Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Wrestling at the New York Athletic Club - 1905


Country: USA
Language: English
Release Date: November 1905 (USA)
Also known as: Sparring at the New York Athletic Club (USA - alternative title)
Production Co: American Mutoscope & Biograph
Runtime: 4 min
Sound Mix: Silent
Color: Black and White
Plot Keywords: Wrestling | Silent Film
Genres: Short | Sport
Several chairs rest against a blank wall; three men, then a fourth and soon seven in all, divide into various pairs and wrestle for the camera. No more than two pairs wrestle at any one time. Some have robes and remove them to wrestle, shirtless. One keeps on a singlet. An older, beefy man seems to be the leader, offering instruction once, and out wrestling a younger, smaller man near the end of the reel. Everyone keeps their good humor

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