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  • Short Summary

    Crazy scenes showing a race between a car and a horse - even over jumps!

  • Description

    Item title reads: " A Novel "Grand National" Despite bad weather conditions, car beats horse in unique race on the La Chapelle racecourse."

    France

    Opening shot shows a horse and jockey and an open topped racing car and driver on the racecourse with crowds on both sides. Action shots of the start, show the race horse and rider taking an early lead. They jump a fence towards the camera - what about the car? Amazingly the car is also seen jumping the fence easily and landing safely, and carrying on. Further shots of jumps, the car veers to one side at one fence. C/U of horse and jockey, and the car and driver at the race finish with onlookers. Driver and jockey shake hands.

    Note: Fantastique, formidable - great sequence and a marvellous example of Pathe coverage of car stunts. Quirky and funny.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    694.26
    Media URN:
    33298
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    18/08/1927
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:45:33:00 / 01:46:29:00
    Canister:
    G 1425

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