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    Mexico holds huge sports celebration in honour of 50th anniversary of revolution.

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    LS. Pan, Mexico City. MLS. Cortege at French Cemetery to receive ashes of President Francisco I. Madero. MCU. One of Mexico's "West Pointers" Guard of Honour. MS. "West Pointers" placing urn containing ashes of the President on half track cortege. CU. One of Mexico's "West Pointers". MLS. Procession leaves French Cemetery. LS. Procession coming down Avenida Juarez. MS. Cortege passing camera. LS. Procession proceeding to the Monument of the Revolution. LS. Overhead shot Chapultepec Sports Club. CU. Two sportsmen playing Pennant Frontenis - like squash but played with tennis equipment. CU. Players. Back to the men playing. MS. Group of jai-a-lai players. CU. Players tying "cesta" around wrist. CU. Player dropping ball in "cesta". MS. Player serving. LS. Court as game proceeds, one player falling down. MS. Player catches ball in "cesta" and returns. MS. Player throwing ball with force and falls MLS. Team of swimmers starting race. LS. Swimming competition. LS. Races on river in sculls. MS. Running shot of the men rowing during the race. CU. Girl basketball player. Several shots of basketball game in progress. High overhead panning shot of sports parade passing Presidential Palace on the Zocalo and the National Cathedral. Telephoto shot of parade passing in front of the National Cathedral. LS. Parade in procession passing Presidential balcony for the review. Telephoto shot of same. MS. Group of girl sport contestants dropping flag in salute as they pass Presidential balcony. MLS. Group of acrobatic sport contestants performing as they parade. MS. Group of girls waving handkerchiefs. MS. Girl basketball team passing in parade. MS. Girl basketball players marching past. MLS. Men baseball players passing and performing manoeuvres. MS. Crowd. MS. Boxing teams marching past and men in centre of ring boxing. MS. Volleyball players on parade - they are playing during the parade. MS. Athlete performing on parallel bars on parade. MS. Crowd. MLS. Group of girls performing callisthenics as the parade passed. MS. Another group performing on mobile pole. MS. Cyclists passing. Girls performing with hoops. MLS. & MS. Course. MS. Motorcycle Club performing acrobatics. MS. Eleven men riding four scooters. MS. Motorcycle balancing act with sidecar. MS. Girl motorbike riders. LS. Parade passing in front of Palace of Fine Arts. LS. of Kick off of a football game at night - University of Mexico versus Mississippi College. MLS. The ball is snapped and the play begins, & MS. LS. Pan of stadium to American football game in action. MS. Coach at side lines. MS. Game in action as player carries ball. LS. Action in field. LS. Monument of the Revolution. MS. President Francisco I Madero fireworks at night - face outlined.

    (Mute. F.G.)

    Date found in the old record - 22/11/1960.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:02:00 / 01:06:05:00
    UN 3428 C

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