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[Wrestling TV show]: Hans Schmidt vs Killer Kowalski

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Film Identifier: F.2008-04-0078
Run Time
0h 27m 30s
Date Produced
circa 1958
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. Up and coming Killer Kowalski (aka “Tarzan Kowalski”) from Michigan battles Munich Germany’s Hans Schmidt in one of the more physical and brutal matches. Schmidt wins once Kowalski is disqualified.
00:01 MS ring announcer introducing wrestlers, crowd boos at Schmidt, LS wrestlers meeting before match, 00:51 Davis begins speaking, 02:01 match begins with Schmidt violently pummeling and bodyslaming K. 05:00 backbreaker on K., MS another backbreaker on K., first fall goes to Schmidt at 05:13, LS crowd boos loudly, ring announcer, during rest between falls Davis on wrestler’s bios, 06:52 second round begins, MS arm bar into hammerlock on K., K. slams S. into corner, LS K. takes control and pins S. with toehold, MS same hold, LS ref breaks hold 10:00 K. slams S. into ropes, knocks S. out ring, chinlock on K., shoulderlock into a hammerlock on S., kneelift on S., men punching and grappling on the floor, MS S. stuck in bodyscissors from K., LS 15:00 S. bodyslam on K., MS K. armlocks S., bodyslam on S., LS headlock and side mare on S., MS men grappling on mat, head scissors on K. LS dropkick on S., flying mare and knee drop on S., K, wins secind fall at 19:18 20:52 match restarts with violent pummeling back and forth, bodyslams on K., K. shoulder lock on S., S. armtwist on K., bodyslams on K., 25:00 K. slams S. into corner, 26:03 bell rings signaling K. disqualified but K. continues to punch him, out 27:19
Imperial World Films
Main Credit
Imperial World Films (is production company)
Davis, Sylvia H. (is producer)
Davis, Russell (is director)
Additional Credits
Byrnes, Bobby (is announcer)
Actors, Performers and Participants
Kowalski, Killer (is performer)
Schmidt, Hans (is performer)
Liedeberg, Fred (is performer)
Davis, Russell (is commentator)
Byrnes, Bobby (is announcer)
Related Place
Chicago (production location of)