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  • Short Summary

    A middle-aged man attempts to beat the swimming endurance record in America.

  • Description

    Soundtrack is currently missing for this issue.

    Titles read: "50-MILE OCEAN SWIM".

    United States of America.

    Various shots of a man in the sea, swimming along in an attempt on the endurance record. He is handed a bottle to drink from by some people in a rowing boat. The man looks middle-aged and wears large, white, round goggles. He drinks from the bottle and tosses it into the water (litter lout!), then waves to us and appears to go under.

    Brief shots of a whale or dolphin swimming alongside the boat. People wave at the swimmer from a larger boat. The man has a rest by hanging onto the side of the rowing boat; he looks pretty worn out.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    977.14
    Media URN:
    17961
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    14/08/1938
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:12:36:00 / 01:13:23:00
    Canister:
    38/64

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