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    This item is filmed in Technicolor.

    Wimbledon, London.

    Good shot of the people sitting around tables at Wimbledon. Various shots of the people gathering at centre court for the Men's Singles Final match of the Wimbledon Tennis Tournament between Chuck McKinley of USA and Fred Stolle of Australia. Chuck McKinley (on the right) entering the centre court offices. Crowd entering the centre court. Several shots of the men pulling the covers from the centre court grass. Several shots of the audience.

    Two finalists arriving on the court and bow to the audience. Princess Margaret and Princess Marina watching from the royal box. More shots of the audience.

    Fred Stolle serves. Several shots of the play. Point for McKinley. Crowd applauds. Stolle serves again. This time is his point. Audience applauds. McKinley serves, great return from Stolle and he wins a point. Guests in the royal box looking on.

    More shots of the two men playing tennis and audience watching and applauding. Match ends after three sets. McKinley throws his racket in the air with joy. Two men hug and leave the court. Princess Marina presents McKinley with trophy, crowd applauds. Princess Margaret looking on from royal box. McKinley holding the trophy high in the air.

    Various shots of the people milling around Wimbledon on pouring rain. People running through the gates towards centre court for cover. Pan along covered centre court - ladies final is postponed until the rain stops.

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    British Pathé
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    01:51:37:00 / 01:54:20:00
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    Sport & Leisure Historical Figures & Celebrities
    Wimbledon *Weather **VBP Masters Wimbledon 60 and 63 Australia Tennis Australia Tennis
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Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    The game was played on 6 July 1963.

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