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July 1930 (USA) See more »
The second entry in the Believe It or Not series of shorts begins with Robert Ripley in his office sorting his mail... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Second in series of tall tales from Robert Ripley's "Believe It Or Not" series... See more (2 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Robert L. Ripley ... Himself (as Robert Ripley)

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Murray Roth 
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Wallace Sullivan  script

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9 min
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1.37 : 1 See more »
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Vitaphone Production Reel #1038.See more »
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Follows Believe It or Not #1 (1930)See more »


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Second in series of tall tales from Robert Ripley's "Believe It Or Not" series..., 6 May 2009
Author: Neil Doyle from U.S.A.

Ripley takes the stand in a make-believe courtroom to testify that his tall tales are all true, under grilling of a persistent prosecutor.

Among them: The Star Bangled Banner is not America's National Anthem but instead is based on a British drinking song with the exact same melody.

The Statue of Liberty was built atop a military prison, which is the ground it stands on.

He explains how 62 people flew over the Atlantic before Charles Lindberg--most of them in a dirigible.

And how a boy stricken with a strange disease aged very suddenly and died in the form of an old man at seven years of age. (Brings to mind the current film, THE STRANGE CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON in which the reverse was true).

And finally, how a man held his arm over his head for a period of ten years (which has got to be some kind of record) -- so long, he says, that birds built a nest in his hand! Another odd entry in the Ripley series--but what did you expect?

Summing up: Not done with much style and clearly an oddity from the past.

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