• Short Summary

    At Argenteuil, near Paris, star riders compete in the international motocross race.

  • Description

    Argenteuil, France.

    International motocross race near Paris in progress. SV. Motorcycles racing by. GV. People on hillside as bikes race between them. SV. Towards, cyclists coming over bump and passing camera. SV. Towards No A1, riding A.J.S. into back view - he is an Englishman. SV. Top of hill as two contestants come over the top going down, one of them is No 6, Melolli. SV. Backs of the riders as they go in to take a hill. SV. Top of hill as No F9 and No 6 come over the top of it. GV. Bikes racing on a road between crowds of people. SV. Towards, No A1 (this must be Bentham, but the dope sheet does not give number). SV. Towards, No 6 coming past as his bike rears up. SV. Towards, three riders, including No A1, as they go past. SV. Riders coming out of smoke and one slips over. CU. No B4 going by and into dip. SV. Bike and rider hitting the dust. CU. Past another rider closely following one in front as they go into the dip. SV. Towards No 6 the ultimate winner, leading No 7 and No 9 round bend. SV. Bike and rider, Henri Franz of France, come to grief. He picks himself up, he is No F5, and the bike. As he mounts the bike someone comes forward to assist him but he starts off and bowls the man over. Man goes flat on his back but manages to pick himself up. LV. Towards as No 6 comes past the chequered flag. CU. The winner, Frenchman Meliolli.

    (F.G.) (Orig. F)

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:43:28:00 / 01:44:18:00

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