• Short Summary

    Portrait of cricket star Jack Hobbs - his technique is described by A.E. Lawton.

  • Description

    This is a duplicate copy of item 1594.01 - check for best quality.

    Full title reads: "Now Pathe Pictorial again presents Jack Hobbs the world-famous cricketer."

    Introductory intertitle reads: "Meet 'Jack' England's greatest cricketer. (Commentary by A.E. Lawton, former Derbyshire Cricket Captain.)"

    C/U of Jack Hobbs then low angle shot of Jack in cricket gear preparing to hit a ball. Commentator describes Jack's technique as we see various shots of Jack in action. As well as his batting technique we see how he catches and throws a ball.

    Some of Jack's shots are seen in slow motion. The commentary is jokey and very posh - A.E. Lawton tells the cinema audience to "look out there in the back of the hall" as Jack hits the ball towards the camera.

    Ends with a C/U of Jack smiling at the camera.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    3458.06
    Media URN:
    93251
    Group:
    Pathe sound pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    14/07/1932
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:07:26:00 / 01:09:14:00
    Canister:
    PSP 745

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment