Another great stunt from Burt Lancaster

Another great Burt Lancaster stunt, this one from His Majesty O’Keefe (Byron Haskin, 1954), a South Sea Adventure film, quite yikey in its representation of race but a goldmine to anyone interested in exploring questions of empire, colonialism and how America saw itself in relation to the world at the height of its powers in the middle of the last century:

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Slowing it down so you see the drama of that figure descending and then seeing it really IS Burt Lancaster doing the stunt:

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José Aroyo

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