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  • Short Summary

    Footage of The Derby (year unknown) - crowds, the race and aerial views of the course.

  • Description

    Horse Race - probably The Derby at Epsom, Surrey.

    Opens w/ shot of names of jockeys (?) being raised on tall frame. Jockey seen over heads of people as he rides through; huge crowd in stands in BG. Aerial views of entire area; stables & other buildings; masses of parked cars & horse trailers; roads; fields; etc. Seems very disjointed; jumping around from one shot to another.

    Various shots horses running on track; horses in paddock. Spectators in stands; walking;standing up in double-decker buses trying to see; etc. (Suddenly there is an unrelated shot of 2 women outside cottage engaged in arts & crafts - 1 making miniature models of animals; the other working at a pedal sewing machine. CU little animals; etc. on table.)

    Back to race: slow-motion shot of horses running. Nice shot of horses lining up at start: some of these spirited animals are so excited they don't want to stand still. Parade of horses; in single file; led past by trainers or owners. Another angle of horses lining up; race starting. Continues w/ more similar shots. Also at betting area; w/ various little booths set up; bookie stands on top of one; addressing crowd of men while his colleague collects bets.

    Older lady (possibly VIP or dignitary?) talking to policeman. Ends; then blank section, followed by all titles (relating to the Derby - different areas of the track and parts of the race) together at end instead of cut into film at appropriate places. They are rather nice titles too w/ silhouettes of horses; etc.

    Gambling; entertainment;

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1910 - 1919
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:19:29:00 / 01:33:39:00
    ON 397 A

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