Saturday, September 17, 2011

Frankie Darro │ A Blast From The Past

Here is, a blast from the past, a golden oldie, if you will.  Frankie Darro was the greatest child actor of the 1930s, to the 1940s.  What made him so unique though, was that he did all of his own stunts.  He came from a circus family.  His parents did a "high flying" trapeze act, so Frankie learned to be rather adept from a very young age at performing aerial acrobatics.  Most of you would probably remember him as the voice of Lampwick in Walt Disney's "Pinocchio".  In 1931 he starred in a serial called "The Vanishing Legion".  This serial is two-hundred and twenty minutes long, and Frankie is in about 95% of all the scenes.  In other words he owns this serial.  In the video clip presented below, notice how he does a flying leap to get on his horse.  It is quite remarkable.  Safe journeys to all the fans of Angel Watchers, wherever you may be.

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