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Believe It or Not (Second Series) #3 (1931)

This entry in the series crisscrosses America to find various curiosities. Among them are a church in Nebraska made of bales of hay; a duck with four legs that lives with its owner in Flint... See full summary »
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Complete credited cast:
Robert L. Ripley Robert L. Ripley ... Commentator
Minerva Stone Minerva Stone ... Herself
Laura Stone Laura Stone ... Herself
Elizabeth Davis Elizabeth Davis ... Herself
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This entry in the series crisscrosses America to find various curiosities. Among them are a church in Nebraska made of bales of hay; a duck with four legs that lives with its owner in Flint, Michigan; a 128-year-old former slave who lives in Holly Springs, Mississippi, with her 100-year-old daughter; and, in a cemetery in Mayfield, Kentucky, a family plot wherein the deceased members are memorialized with life-size statues, including the patriarch's horse and other family pets. Written by David Glagovsky <dglagovsky@prodigy.net>

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Documentary | Short

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TV-G
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

December 1931 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Arthur, Nebraska, USA See more »

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Warner Bros. See more »
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Mono

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1.20 : 1
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Robert L. Ripley identifies the other credited cast. See more »

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Assorted oddities in this Vitaphone short on Ripley...
11 April 2008 | by Neil DoyleSee all my reviews

This particular entry in the Ripley's Believe it or Not series is a rather clumsy compilation of oddities, a short film made by Vitaphone in 1931, but interesting as a curiosity piece.

Among the subjects: A church in Nebraska made entirely of bales of hay; a Tennessee cabin where a primitive mode of living still exists; a 128 year-old woman and her 100 year-old daughter from Kansas; a waiter showing how he can hold fourteen cups of coffee at one time; a duck with four legs who follows its owner around like a dog, and a few other odds and ends that don't make much sense.

Of course, the B&W photography is a bit grainy, but this is the sort of short meant to accompany double bills that were the feature attractions.


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