Feature Drama | 1900 | Silent | B/W
Mixture of actual film and dramatization.
Crowd watch men preparing to take off in a balloon. The take-off. fake scene of two men in the basket. One puts a telescope to his eye. We see a panorama of the skyline of Paris in vignette. Next view is of warships at sea. Then waves on a rocky shore. The men become worried when they see bad weather approaching. Rain and lightning. Model of balloon being struck by lightning and bursting into flames. Basket plunges into water. Man in a rowing boat rescues both men.
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