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[Wrestling TV show]: Fritz Von Schacht vs Farmer Don Marlin

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Film Identifier: F.2008-04-0053
Run Time
0h 26m 57s
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. This is a rousing match between the much larger Von Schacht and the barefoot yokel Farmer Don Marlin. Von Schacht wins the match with kneedrops to Marlin’s stomach. Davis plays a role in the match when he removes a stool away from Schacht who had early thrown the stool at Marlin.
00:00 MS Ring announcer introducing wrestlers as they sign autographs, 00:47 Davis begins speaking over wrestlers meeting in middle of ring, 01:41 match begins with men flailing at each other and pushing each other up against the ropes, wristlock on Schacht, chinlock on Marlin, 4:50 CU Marlin pummeling Schacht into the ropes, MS Schacht arguing with ref, wristlock on Marlin, CU Marlin punching Schacht in corner, Schacht punches Marlin out of ring, MS toehold on Schacht, 10:00 double toehold on Schacht, Marlin scampering out of Schacht’s grasp to crowd’s delight, headlock on Schacht, bodypress on Marlin, Schact wins first fall at 11:54, 13:31 second round begins, wristlock on Marlin, 15:00 knucklelock on Schacht, Marlin knocks Schacht out of ring, Schacht throws stool at Marlin, Schacht disqualified at 16:09, 18:32 third round begins, headlock on Marlin, CU men exchanging punches on ropes 20:00 MS headlock on Marlin, bodypress on Marlin, CU wristlock on Marlin, MS armlock on Schacht, Davis impersonating both wrestlers with a bad German accent for Schacht and hillbilly talk for Marlin, Marlin, throws Schacht out of ring three times, 25:00 kneelifts on Schacht, Schacht punching and stomping on Marlin, 25:59 bodypress on Marlin, Schact wins match at 25:59, crowd boos, out at 26:42
Imperial World Films
Main Credit
Imperial World Films (is production company)
Davis, Sylvia H. (is producer)
Davis, Russell (is director)
Actors, Performers and Participants
Von Schacht, Fritz (is performer)
Marlin, Farmer Don (is performer)
Davis, Russell (is commentator)
Related Place
Chicago (production location of)