• Short Summary

    Fisherman Jack Hargreaves tries to reel in swimmer Harold Elven at Peckham baths. London.

  • Description

    Angler versus human fish.

    Peckham swimming baths.

    L/S of swimmer Harold Elven in swimming trunks at side of pool. M/S crowd looking on, including his fiancee. C/U of Harold putting on a harness. M/S of fisherman Jack Hargreaves with rod and line, he attaches hook to the harness. L/S of crowd watching. L/S as Harold dives in. L/S of Jack. Various shots of B.B.C. commentator Howard Marshall. Various shots of Harold swimming and Jack trying to reel him in whilst people watch. The rod eventually breaks. C/U stopwatch. L/S pan to Harold coming to side of pool.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1265.37
    Media URN:
    34257
    Group:
    New pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    16/05/1949
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:52:30:00 / 01:54:22:00
    Canister:
    NP 244

Comments (1)

  1. boydskinner says

    I have some 35mm footage of a similar contest around the time of the 1st WW, so this was not a unique event!

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