• Short Summary

    1956 Winter Olympic Games in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy, Pairs figure skating action

  • Description

    Action from the mixed pairs figure skating competition, with various shots of Austria's Sissy Schwarz and Kurt Oppelt, who won the gold medal, performing their routine. High stands of spectators at the Cortina Ice Stadium, and more shots of Schwarz and Oppelt performing. Large mountain overlooking the Cortina Ice Stadium, and more shots of Schwarz and Oppelt skating. Very nice close up of Schwarz and Oppelt posing for the camera together on the ice, with Oppelt giving his partner a kiss on the cheek. Spectators applauding, and close up of unknown couple. Various shots of Canada's Frances Dafoe and Norris Bowden, who won the silver medal, performing their routine. Very nice mid shot of Dafoe and Bowden after their routine, with Bowden kissing his partner on the head. Wide angle of couple, possibly Hungary's Marianna Nagyand Laszlo Nagy who won the bronze medal, skating, showing the very high stands at the Cortina Ice Stadium. Close ups cheering spectators, and snow clearers clearing the ice of snow. Various shots of Sissy Schwarz and Kurt Oppelt performing their routine, and then a different routine, with Schwarz in a black dress rather than a white one. High angle shots of Schwarz and Oppelt performing a different routine, this time with Schwarz in a mid-coloured dress.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    201206.179
    Media URN:
    101178
    Group:
    Unissued / unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1956
    Sound:
    No Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:04:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    10:03:32 / 10:08:12
    Canister:

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