• Short Summary

    Roger Bannister receives Helms Trophy at luncheon given by Variety Club of Great Britain.

  • Description

    Savoy Hotel, London.

    SCU. Roger Bannister seated at table. C. J. Latta, Managing Director of Associated British Picture Corporation, standing, leading applause. SV. Crowded dining room. All members of the Variety Club f Great Britain applauding. SCV. C. J. Latta standing. He starts talking (natural sound): "Thank you Dr Bannister...". SV. Joe Binks, Record Miler of 1902, rises from his seat acknowledges applause. SCU. Marathon hero of the Empire games, Jim Peters seated at table. SCU. Athlete Gordon Pirie rises to applause. SCU. Bannister's manager Jack Crump rises to applause. CU. Fellow athlete Jean Deforges rising to applause. GV. Dining room. Dr Harold Abrahams, winner of the hundred metres Olympic title in 1924, stands to present Helms Trophy to Dr Bannister. SCU. Dr Abraham standing, starts speaking (natural sound): "I give you the toast... of Roger Bannister... the first man to run a four minute mile." - company rise and drink toast. SV. Members drinking toast. SCV. Members sitting down. CU. Gordon Pirie. SCU. Dr Abrahams presenting Bannister with the Trophy, & SV.

    (Neg.) (Title Scene "H")

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    515.08
    Media URN:
    30611
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    18/04/1955
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:32:00:00 / 01:33:08:00
    Canister:
    55/31

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