• Short Summary

    Ceylon's olympic boxer Vithanage Pathiranage, who was released from prison two months before his period expired to enable him to take part in the recently concluded Asian Games in bangkok.

  • Description

    Ceylon's olympic boxer Vithanage Pathiranage, who was released from prison two months before his period expired to enable him to take part in the recently concluded Asian Games in bangkok. On Christmas night, he was involved in a brawl and robbery case with the police. He was produced before the chief magistrate who put off the case for the 26th February.

    His supporters and his coach saw to it that no one took pictures of him. I took pictures of the suspects being brought to court, crowd etc, etc but had no chance of getting any close ups whatever. After being called up by the magistrate, he escaped through the backdoor leaving all the press photographers in the high and dry. I suggest that a flash back of my earlier film (that is prod/1094/66) of him training be joined to the seall footage sent and the story built up.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAUVGAMDJF4V3JZ5W17EJUH3IO
    Media URN:
    VLVAUVGAMDJF4V3JZ5W17EJUH3IO
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/01/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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