Material related to newsreel story "Meld Wins the St. Leger" - 55/73.
Selected originals (offcuts, selected scenes, out-takes, rushes) for story "Meld Wins the St. Leger" - 55/73.
These selected originals can be divided into three parts.
In the first part the emphasis is put on the people. There are various shots of the peoples' faces, binoculars, outfits, especially womanise'. People are mingling, placing bets, talking - only a few shots of horses or the race. Queen is seen arriving in her car, and being greeted by dignitaries.
In the second part the Queen is seen walking to paddock observing the horses and talking to people - not too long sequence. Horses are paraded before the race. Several shots of the crowds before the race and race. Race sequence is identical to the race in newsreel story.
Third part is the shortest. It contains several shots of crowds around bookies, succession of close-up shots of people with binoculars and various shots of race from different positions.