• Short Summary

    Windsor to Chiswick marathon, motor car race at Cambridge + Wightman tennis tournament.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Sports Winners".

    Windsor, Berkshire and Chiswick, London.

    M/S of King George VI (from behind). He fires the starting pistol in Windsor park for the start of the 26 mile Marathon race from Windsor to Chiswick Stadium. Various shots of runners completing the course. The race is won by H.S. Oliver of Reading. L/S of crowd in grand stand applauding at finish.

    Cambridge, Cambridgeshire.

    Various shots of cars roaring around track. We see one car skidding and turning on bend. M/S of winning car, a Maserati driven by R. Parnell being flagged over the finishing line.

    Wightman Cup tennis tournament, probably at Wimbledon, London.

    C/U of tennis players Pauline Betz (on left) and Jean Bostock. Various shots of match between Betz and Bostock, the American player Betz wins. Various shots of tennis match between British player Kay Menzies (formerly Kay Stammers) and American Margaret Osborne. Match once again goes to American team. Various shots of match between Britain's Joan Curry and America's Louise Brough. Brough wins.

    M/S of Duchess of Kent (Princess Marina) presenting trophy to cup donor Mrs Wightman. M/S of winning American team with Mrs W and the trophy cup.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:38:03:00 / 01:40:37:00

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