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  • Short Summary

    Sir Malcolm Campbell attempts World land speed record in South Africa.

  • Description

    South Africa.

    Full titles read: "A GALLANT FAILURE - Whilst failing to beat MAJOR SEGRAVE'S World record Captain Campbell in his "BLUE BIRD".... beat US record by 11 mph."

    L/S of crowds of people gathering in the desert like location to watch the record bid. L/S of the "Blue Bird". L/S of men pushing the futuristic looking motor car backwards. M/S of Sir Malcolm Campbell putting goggles on. M/S of man smoking cigarette placing straps on Campbell's wrists.

    L/S's and high angle shots of the car attempting the record bid, a cloud of dust follows behind. Several shots of mechanics checking the car after the attempt. Nice shot of Campbell offering a small monkey a peanut however the monkey seems content to keep hold of its bottle of wine !

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    788.34
    Media URN:
    36496
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    16/05/1929
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:48:57:00 / 01:51:34:00
    Canister:
    G 1607

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    "man smoking cigarette" - that's Campbell's chief engineer, Leo Villa.

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