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    1932 Los Angeles Olympic Games, Athletics medals decided

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    Slate reading 'Highlights of Olympics!'. Men's 1,500 metres final action first with close up leading pack of runners, then spectators watching on. Canada's Phil Edwards and Great Britain's Jerry Cornes battling for the lead, then spectators. Close up of Edwards and Cornes, then spectators. Tracking shot of lead runners entering home straight, with Edwards leading before Italy's Luigi Beccali produces an incredible sprint from third place to win the race in a world record time, with Cornes, unseen, winning silver, and Edwards the bronze.
    Men's pole vault, and nice low angle of Japan's Shuhei Nishida, who won the silver medal, producing a successful jump. Brief, very wide angle of USA's Bill Miller producing his gold medal winning jump. Nice close up interview, with audio, with Bill Miller after his win, in which he says 'I was very happy to break this record today, and I thought the boys were very good. Nishida of Japan and Jefferson of the United States both did some very good jumping'.
    Start of men's 400 metres final, then close up of spectators, then leading runners. Nice tracking close up of USA's Bill Carr and Ben Eastman battling it out for the lead in the home straight, with Carr holding on well to take the gold medal. Nice close up interview, with audio, with Carr after the race, saying 'it was the biggest thrill I'd ever hoped to get, seeing both flags go up'. Brief mid shot USA flags being raised during medal ceremony.
    No audio or effects. Finish of men's marathon, with Argentina's Juan Carlos Zabala breaking the tape to win the gold medal. Very nice close up Zabala on podium, waving a flag and looking very pleased, during medal ceremony.
    Audio returns. Lovely close up shot of the USA women's 4 x 100 metres relay final, with a reporter, off camera, introducing Mary Carew, Evelyn Furtsch, Annette Rogers, Wilhelmina von Bremen introduced in order. Annette Rogers says 'Are WE happy!', and the others say 'Oh boy', and they leave.
    Silent low angle, slightly sped up shots of women performing in the high jump. Audio returns, with lovely interview with gold medal winner, USA's Jean Shiley. Reporter introduces her, and she says into the microphone 'My father always told me I could jump 5'5?, but I didn't quite believe him. But just before that last jump, I thought 'here goes, 5'5? and a quarter, dad' and then she finishes with a big smile.
    No audio. Nice close up of men's 4 x 100 metres relay final, focussing on the USA team in lane one who won the gold medal by some distance. Audio returns, with shot of the USA relay team of Bob Kiesel, Hector Dyer, Emmett Toppino, Frank Wykoff being introduced by reporter.
    Swimming next, and the start of the men's 100 metres freestyle final. Various shots of leading swimmers, before Japan's Yasuji Miyazaki holds on to win the gold, from compatriot Tatsugo Kawaishi who won the silver, and USA's Albert Schwartz the bronze. Lovely long shot Miyazaki standing posing for photograph by side of pool.
    Start of men's long distance race, possibly the 10,000 metres final, then low angle of lead pack running. Nice low angle of finish of different race, possibly the men's 4 x 100 metres relay final, with USA holding on to win.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    10:00:00 / 10:05:50

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