• Short Summary

    Oxford crew beat Cambridge in a traditional boat race.

  • Description

    Putney to Mortlake.

    GV. Crowds milling around the tow path outside Star and Garter pub in Putney, waiting for the start of the traditional Oxford versus Cambridge boat race. SV. & CU. Two old blues talking. GV. Oxford team row out to start. LV. Zoom back to Cambridge crew carrying boat down to water. SV. Crowd. GV. Oxford row out to start. SV. Woman looking through binoculars. GV. The two boats at the start. They start, pan with them as they race together up river - Cambridge far side. SV. From launch, Oxford towing, pan to Cambridge in the lead. LV. From launch, Cambridge leading Oxford. SV. From launch, Oxford crew rowing. GV. From launch as they approach Hammersmith Bridge, Oxford now reducing the lead and drawing level. SV. Launch following boats. GV. Hammersmith Bridge, Oxford eight now leading by half a length. Top view, Cambridge rowing pan to Oxford in the lead. SV. From launch, Oxford leading Cambridge, Cambridge in foreground. SV. Crowd on river bank. GV. Pan, as Oxford cross finishing line winning by five lengths. SV. Crowd watching. GV. Pan as Cambridge finish. CU. Man looking through binoculars. SV. From launch, two crews resting in boats after the race.

    Note found in the paperwork and the old record: Not for television.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:54:47:00 / 01:57:26:00

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