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MARIE WALCAMP LEAPS FROM SPEEDING
- TRAIN TO-MAKE MOVIE STUNT, "REAL"
jumped".- As Tlet go I remember hav
ing but one fear that I had mis-
"One of the funniest things that
ever .happened to me," said Marie
Walcamp of the 101-Bison company,
in relating some" of her daredevil ex
ploits in movieland, "occurred during
the production of 'The Trail Break
ers.' Why it seemed funny to me I
hardly know now, for I nearly broke
my neck doing the stunt.
"I had been given a part that
called for a flying leap from the win-
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dow of a railway coach traveling at
about 15 miles an hour. I wassup
posed to be escaping from a band of
hostile Indians who had boarded the
train and made me, captive. I'was to
get away and go for help. The cam
era was stationed at the point where
I was to light at the edge of an em
bankment. These scenes are seklom
rehearsed. Once is enough!
"As we approached ' the spot I
looked out, saw that everything was
in readiness and prepared for the
leap. As we came opposite the place
I leaned outt and. -fell rather-than
judgedthe speed, of tie train and that
I had jumped too soon to be in range
of the camera.
"I struck on my shoulder andToUed
over a,rid over, fully twenty feet to
the bottom of the embankment. ,
"'Cut!' I heard Director McRae
shout suddenly tovthe camera; man
as he saw me fall. He came running
to me, thinking I had been hurt badly.
"He Is still laughing at me for:
what I did. .Instead of answering his
question whether" or not I was in
jured; Tsat up and" yelled rather- wild
ly, 'Was I in thei picture?'
"When I found that" I was in the
picture' I was so happy I forgot all
about the danger until bedtime,
twelve hotirs later. At the time I
could think of nothing but being
within the camera's range."
Dolly Has that old lawyer friend
of yours won any cases lately?
Tootsie Yes he has convinced a
weatlhy widow that she needs him
for a hubby.
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