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Flying the Foam and Some Fancy Diving
Flying the Foam and Some Fancy Diving

Flying the Foam and Some Fancy Diving 1906


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Flying the Foam and Some Fancy Diving 1906

2 mins United Kingdom Director. James Williamson

Pier-entertainer 'Professor' Reddish was a dab hand at 'flying the foam' - a popular stunt which involved riding a bicycle down a steep ramp off the end of Brighton's West Pier. James Williamson, the most inventive of Britain's film pioneers, shoots the action from all angles - and even in reverse - maximising the sheer joy of seeing a man plunge spectacularly into the sea... only to spring back out again.

This is thought to be a reissue of an earlier film shot by Williamson in 1902.

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