Rescued in Mid Air

c. 1904

When a catastrophic accident leaves a woman clinging to a church spire, there's only one man that can help.

Trick film widely credited to Percy Stow, but arguably made by Hertfordshire-based film pioneer Arthur Melbourne-Cooper, depicting the ingenious rescue of a maiden in distress. When a bicycling accident on a country lane sends a young woman high into the air, she opens an umbrella and begins floating back to Earth. But when her descent is interrupted by a church spire, it's left to an eccentric inventor and his fantastic flying machine to bring her safely back to solid ground and reunite her with her male companion.

Background Information

The provenance of this film seems to be in some dispute. The BFI Film and Television database and the Internet Movie Database both list the film as being a 1906 work by Percy Stow and the Clarendon Film Company, but supporters of Arthur Melbourne-Cooper (including Tjitte De Vries and Ati Mul) suggest that the film was produced by AMC in 1904.

  • Maker : Arthur Melbourne-Cooper

Manifestations

Rescued in Mid Air

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    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    MP4 H264 digital
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    Duration
    0:09:12
    Modification Date
    24/11/2011
    Parts
    Reference
    734294
  • Barcode
    INV393180
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    MP4 H264 digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:09:12
    Modification Date
    31/08/2011
    Parts
    Reference
    724670
  • Barcode
    INV376930
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    MP4 H264 digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:09:12
    Modification Date
    31/08/2011
    Parts
    Reference
    723880
  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV358558
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    DV digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:05:53
    Modification Date
    10/05/2011
    Parts
    Reference
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  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV237336
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    master digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:05:54
    Modification Date
    17/01/2011
    Parts
    Reference
    700052
  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV231861
    Canonical Identifier
    2008/47
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Details
    Carrier Type
    16mm film
    Colour System
    bw
    Colour Type
    bw
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:15:00
    Has Image
    Y
    Has Sound
    N
    Identifier
    Image Polarity
    neg
    Modification Date
    28/08/2008
    Parts
    Reference
    676277
    Sound
    silent
  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV193372
    Canonical Identifier
    2008/47
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Details
    Carrier Type
    16mm film
    Colour System
    bw
    Colour Type
    bw
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:34:00
    Has Image
    Y
    Has Sound
    N
    Identifier
    Image Polarity
    pos
    Modification Date
    15/08/2008
    Parts
    Reference
    675978
    Sound
    silent

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