• Short Summary

    Ice skating in America and Sweden.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "SPEED AND..."

    United States of America (USA).

    Start of the women ice skating race. Crowds cheer as women race. End of race - leading girl turns just before the finish to see how far the others are and falls, but breaks the tape regardless. A man fires a gun - start of the men ice skating race. Several shots of the race. Winner breaks the tape.

    Title continues: "ELEGANCE."

    Stockholm, Sweden.

    Norwegian Star Sonia (Sonja) Henie on the ice, skating. She dances elegantly across the ice rink. Crowded stands, people watching. Sonja Henie, having finished her dance, shaking hands with the King of Sweden. She is presented with a laurel wreath. She circles around with the wreath around her neck - crowd cheers.

    Man dances, twists and twirls across the ice - his name is Karl Schafer. People watch. Various shots of Schafer dancing - he finishes his dance with a spin.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    783.02
    Media URN:
    8694
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    26/02/1934
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:02:22:00 / 01:04:31:00
    Canister:
    34/17

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