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    Full titles read: "THE JAPANESE DERBY"

    L/S's of large crowds gathering at race course ground for the Japanese Derby in Japan. L/S's of the horses being paraded in front of the crowd before the start of the race. The commentator says that no '13' is the favourite.

    L/S's of the race in progress, the commentary is initially provided by a Japanese announcer, before reverting back to the Pathe man who attempts to inform the audience what has just been said (his effort is quite poor and he seems happier to make fun of the Japanese language and the names of the horses).

    Various shots of the race in progress. The commentator makes fun of the Japanese when he says "Hubushla is leading and you can tell he is popular by the way the honourable crowd is standing on it's toes." Following this is a M/S of the members of the crowd sitting very still and looking very serious. The race is won by no '13'. The commentator then says that "..if you didn't catch his [the winning horse] name, here it is." The commentators words are followed by a caption that helpfully prints the words of the horse in Japanese letters. L/S of the owner with his winning horse.

    Cataloguers note: This film could be considered to be offensive towards Japanese people as the commentator continually pokes fun and refers to the Japanese people sarcastically as 'honourable'.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:46:28:00 / 01:49:59:00
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  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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