Spartans Of Today 1932

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    Introductory intertitle reads: "The real Spartans of today are the ladies - especially the girls who cheerfully face a bitter wind for the sport of cross-country running." Panning shot of a group of young women in sports wear (shorts and T-shirts) standing in a row waiting for a race to start.

    L/S of the group on the starting line, they are in a field and several spectators wait for the race to begin. A man waves a flag and shouts "Go!" and the girls set off.

    Various shots of the girls running through the countryside - it looks like a cold wintery day. We see them running beside a river. On the soundtrack we can hear them shouting and chatting as they run along.

    Intertitle reads: "Hard going or soft going, fences, hedges or streams... all are taken in their stride by these Spartan Ladies." M/Ss of some of the girls jumping over a fence then over a tree trunk.

    Various shots of the girls as they continue their cross country run. They seem to be having lots of fun and squeal as they jump over ditches and run through a river. High angle shot of the girls as they run through woodland. M/S of the girls running past spectators who encourage them on their way with shouts of "Go on!"

    Note: opening title sequence precedes this story. Sequence features the words "Pathe Pictorial - Puts the World Before You" over a shot of the River Thames with Tower Bridge in the background. Intertitle follows which reads: "Recorded by R.C.A. Photophone System. Footage count is for story only, not opening sequence.

    Sweet film showing lots of girls having fun together.

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    17/03/1932
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    51119
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1588.01
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:01:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:26:00 / 01:02:25:00
    Canister:
    PSP 728
    Sort Number:
    PSP 728
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