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Spills for Thrills (1940)

Warner Bros. short about stuntmen and stuntwomen and how they do their work, featuring real-life stunt artists Parry, Wiggins, and Pomeroy.




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Cast overview:
Harvey Parry ...
Mary Wiggins ...
Allen Pomeroy ...
Himself (as Allan Pomeroy)
Knox Manning ...
Narrator (voice)


A behind the scenes look (at Warners) at the life of some of Hollywood's top stunt-people, including Harvey Parry, Allen Pomeroy and Mary Wiggins. This short also incorporates much archive footage taken from Sennett's Keystone Kops to Warner's silent-days Rin-Tin-Tin to the most recent (late 1930s) Warner films in which Parry, Pomeroy and Wiggins had worked. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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7 January 1940 (USA)  »

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27 February 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Spills for Thrills (1940)

*** 1/2 (out of 4)

Exciting Warner short pays tribute to the stuntmen in Hollywood. Real life stuntmen Harvey Parry, Allen Pomeroy and Mary Wiggins are on hand to show us some new stunts as well as clips from various films. The best part of the film is when they show various stunts that went wrong including one amazing scene with Parry and Pomeroy trying to make a car go down a cliff but it ends up flipping upside down.

This film isn't on DVD yet but you can catch it on Turner Classic Movies. It's well worth searching for.

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