• Short Summary

    Good footage of a practise table tennis match between Victor Barna and Davie Jones.

  • Description

    Note: Location of the events unknown

    Full titles read: "VICTOR BARNA (World Table Tennis Champion) V R. D. JONES (leading English player). With explanatory commentary by Charles Eade Sports Editor, Sunday Express."

    M/S of Eade introducing Victor Barna from Hungary. Good C/U of Barna smiling. C/U of Barna's hand gripping a table tennis bat, Eade says "Barna holds the bat so firmly that his thumb has worn away the rubber surface." Several shots of Barna playing Davie Jones in a practice match.

    Good slow motion shots of Barna demonstrating his skills. He performs a trick shot which involves knocking the ball up into the air and putting so much spin on it that when it bounces on the other side of the net the ball spins back over again. Good C/U of Barna; Eade says, "and by the way this game is table tennis and if anyone wants to start a row call it Ping Pong."

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1068.29
    Media URN:
    37374
    Group:
    Pathetones
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    02/01/1933
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:53:04:00 / 01:55:32:00
    Canister:
    PT 145

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