• Short Summary

    Roger Bannister achieves every runner's ambition to run the mile in under 4 minutes.

  • Description


    MV contestants lined up at start. SV start and pan as Chris Brasher jumps into the lead, followed by Roger Bannister. Chataway about to make his way through to third place. SV crowd watching from club house. LV pan, Brasher setting a hot pace followed by Bannister and Chris Chataway. SV pan, same order, when Chataway takes over the lead, Brasher falls behind exhausted, and Chataway and Bannister are on their own. SV crowd. SV Chataway forcing the pace but Bannister puts in his spurt and overtakes and races away on his own. SV excited crowd. MV pan, Bannister racing up last stretch with huge strides, strain evident on his face. Cross line and falls into the arms of duffle coated Franz Stampfl (coach) and team manager George Truelove. CU exhausted Bannister with coach and team manager. SV crowd. CU stopwatch. CU Bannister begins talking (natural sound): "Well all I can say is I am absolutely overwhelmed and delighted. It was a great surprise to me to be able to do it today, and I think I was very lucky".

    (Lav.) (Orig.K.)

    NOT FOR RE-SALE - note was attached to the record.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    hd format:
    4K at Filmfinity
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:15:41:00 / 01:17:49:00

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment