• Short Summary

    A film all about various sports played in Britain - cricket, golf, tennis, boxing, football, rugby, etc.

  • Description

    A Tida Film.

    English countryside. Timbered houses, thatched cottages etc. Cricket on a village green. Lords Cricket Ground. Kennington Oval. Nottingham ground. Manchester County ground. Practising bowling and batting in "nets". Schoolboy is shown bowling technique. Golf England v Scotland match. Crowds follow the players. Girls championship. Winner is presented a trophy by a previous winner: Pam Barton. Henry Cotton - his technique is shown in slow motion. A.J. Lacey is also shown hitting the ball in slow motion. Russell Kelly shows an unorthodox stance with crossed legs. A woman sits on the grass and holds a golf tee for a man to hit the ball off. Another golfer lights a match that a boy holds in his hand so that he can light a cigarette. Tennis: Austin and Perry on the court. Crowds watch. Penny Scriven. Kay Stammers. Jean Nichols. Boxing match. Annual Tournament of Boys Clubs.

    Tommy Farr fights Ben Four(?) the South African. Football Cup Final. King George VI shakes hands with players. Teams not named. Top shots of the pitch and shots of the goals. Rugby match. Teams not named. Athletics. Sidney Woodason holder of the world's mile record. Hurdles at the "Oxford Cambridge Sports". Oxford v Cambridge boat race. River Thames. Crowds spectating. Henley Regatta. Shots of people having picnics in their boats. Girls on a boat in the Norfolk Broads. Glamour shots. Swimming races. Wembley pool. High diving exhibitions. A group of men dive off the side of a pool holding each others ankles. A mattress race. Women cross country cycling. Cycling clubs. Women in C/U. Track racing including tandems. Polo match. Horse racing. Steeplechase. Point to point.

    Narration ends by stating that one of the best compliments is to be known as: "a good sportsman".

    Note: English, French and Colombian tracks.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    1639.07
    Media URN:
    70756
    Group:
    Documentaries
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1950 - 1959
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:10:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:48:37:00 / 01:58:54:00
    Canister:
    DOCS

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