Cuts for the 1949 Grand National at Aintree, Liverpool.
Unused / unissued material - dates and locations unclear or unknown.
Grand National (1949). Horse racing at Aintree, Liverpool.
MS Elevated people in paddock and jockeys preparing to saddle. M/S Elevated Jockey getting on to horse and moving away. LS Elevated Horses being led round the paddock. CU Owner and horse. CU Policeman looking on. CU Girl spectator. MS 2 women in the paddock. LS Crowd horses being led to the start. CU Bookmaker shouting the odds. CU Another bookies shouting. CU Woman with unusual hat. LS Horses assembling, at start. CU and MS Another woman with unusual hat. MS Two young ladies looking at race-card. MS Woman sitting on shooting stick and reading race-card. CU Mother and daughter reading race-card; MS Pan up from shoes to heads of two ladies in paddock.
CU Woman with unusual hat. MS Young lady looking in her bag. MS Middle aged lady looking at race-card in paddock. MS Bookies and crowd surging round them. LS Elevated crowds around Tote board. LS Pan over crowd and onto race course. LS Elevated Tick-tacks signalling on balcony overlooking the race course. LS Horses at the start. 'The Off. Camera pans follows horses. MS Crowds watching. CU Two men watching through field glasses. LS Horses coming over jump (No horses fall). LS Horses jumping at Canal turn (2 falls) LS Horses jumping at Canal turn (No falls). LS Jockey being carried off course by 2 ambulance men.
MS Crowd watching through field glasses. LS Pan. Horses going over jump (1 fall). MS Taken by remote control camera at ground level and in the centre of course. Showing horse landing in front of camera after the jump. MS (Second time round) No falls. LS. Slow motion. Horses coming over jump. LS. Elev. Race crowd. MS Head on Horses jumping over re- mote controlled camera. MS Race course officials replacing fencing which has been kicked off by horses hoofs. Jockey is seen looking depressed after his fall. LS Horses approaching the jump. Seen jumping over (no falls).
LS Slow motion. Horses going over jump. CU Girl spectator looking through field glasses. LS Elevated Becher's Brook with jockey thrown from horse that refused to jump. LS Roimond and Russian Hero going over jump. LS Horses approaching jump and going over (2 falls). MS Spectators and crowd looking through field glasses. LS Pan. Finish of race with Russian Hero finishing eight lengths ahead of Roimond. MS Russian Hero led in by Police and spectators thronging round. LS Roimond (2nd) and Royal Mount (3rd) being led in. MS Russian Hero in winning enclosure. Leo McMorrow dismounts from his horse. CU Owner - Mr. W.F. Williamson.
Note: Cuts for 49/25.