Roberta Wins Hill Climb 1957

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    Shelsley Walsh Nr Worcester, Worcestershire.

    SV. Roberta Cowell (wartime fighter pilot who had sex change operation) wearing head scarf round her head, examining the engine of her car with a mechanic in the pits, camera pans up and we look down on top of car (this is the title scene.) GV. Activity in the pits. CU. Tony Marsh wearing helmet, he is the present champion, sitting in his car and talking to mechanic (Cooper Climax 1475 cc). SV. Roberta Cowell seated in her car looking in what should be be the fuel tank, she puts back the cap and looks up. CU. Roberta Cowell in car. SV. Three young girls looking on. SV. Panning shot of Roberta Cowell seated in her car being pushed out to the start. SCU. Banner stretched across the road reading "Start of Shelsley Walsh". SV. Panning shot of Roberta Cowell's car getting away and we pan with her into back view. SV. Panning shot as Tony Marsh gets away, camera pans with him into back view. CU. Front wheel of a car ready to shoot away, timing rod being held in front of it. Car starts. Back view of car shooting away from the start and skidding slightly. GV. Car coming up hill fast passed spectators. SV. Panning shot of Roberta Cowell rounding left hand bend and away into back view and then a right hand bend. SV. Panning shot as another car flashes passed and up hill. SV. Spectators. LV. W. B. Croot lying injured beside his smashed car after he had crashed, people running to his aid. LV. Elevated shot as ambulance draws up beside scene of crash. SV. Ambulance men lifting Croot onto stretcher. SV. Spectators. SV. Panning shot of a car racing up hill and passing the finishing post. LV. Spectators at finish. CU. Roberta Cowell after the race. She has won the race.

    (Neg.) (Title Scene H)

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    01:01:12:00 / 01:02:23:00
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