• Short Summary

    Britain's wonder-runner Gordon Pirie is named the Sportsman of the Year.

  • Description

    Savoy Hotel, London.

    SV Gordon Pirie arriving and being greeted. SV pan, Bedser twins, cricket players Eric and Alec, arriving and being greeted. SV Tommy Lawton, footballer, arriving. SV Pat Smythe, show-jumping rider, arriving and being greeted & SCU. SV Joe Davis arriving and being greeted. GV sportsmen and others awaiting ceremony. CU angle shot, Gordon Pirie on platform. SV Gordon Pirie at mike lead in for voice. CU Gordon Pirie speaking (natural sound) "Go at your sports hard and go to win... if you do these two things... be a sportsman... put Britain on top again." SV Lord Abadare presenting cup to Gordon Pirie, & SCU. CU picture of Gordon Pirie. SCU Pat Smythe receiving sports woman trophy. GV people applauding. SV Lord Abadare, Pat Smythe and Gordon Pirie with trophies.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    150.17
    Media URN:
    29326
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    15/04/1954
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:47:11:00 / 01:48:32:00
    Canister:
    54/28

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