• Short Summary

    President's Cup speedboat race on river Potomac in Washington D.C.

  • Description

    River Potomac, Washington D.C., United States of America (USA).

    GV. Three speed boats being put into water getting ready for President's Cup speedboat race. SCU. Engine of one of the boats starts and it speeds away towards start. SV. Other boats at anchor on the Potomac. GV. Pan, boats roar away across water after the start. SV. Spectator watching through binoculars. LV. Three boats coming towards camera very fast, camera pans with them into back view. SV. Pan, two boats coming towards camera, pan to nearest one as it passes in a cloud of spray. GV. Boats flashing by the Washington Monument, it can be seen in background. LV. Hawaii Kai III, with Jack Regas at wheel, battles for lead with Thriftway II and passes to take lead. SV. Hawaii Kai streaking across choppy water towards finish. CU. Man flagging Hawaii Kai over line, it is the winner. LV. Pan, Hawaii Kai flashing by having set new speed record of 105 miles per hour over 45 miles course.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1503.25
    Media URN:
    48983
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    14/10/1957
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:32:33:00 / 01:33:48:00
    Canister:
    57/83

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