• Short Summary

    Tennis players arrive to Wimbledon and first matches are played.

  • Description

    Wimbledon, London.

    GV. Crowds arriving at Wimbledon Tennis Courts. SV. Front of centre court showing the new balcony decorated with flowers. SV. People entering. SCU. People entering through gates. SV. Australian Rex Hartwig signing autographs. SV. L. A. Hoad (Australia) with wife Jenny alongside, car behind them. SV. American Tony Trabert arriving. CU. Press Photographers. SV. Maureen Connolly posing with her husband. CU. "Little Mo" smiling. CU. Handbag belonging to Mrs Seixas pan up to Mr and Mrs Vic Seixas smiling. GV. Crowds in stands in centre court waiting for first game to commence. SV. Jaroslav Drobny and R. Buser of Switzerland walking onto centre court. STV. Crowds, some applauding. CU. Drobny serves at far end but ball hits net. GV. Play, Drobny serving again, Buser hits ball into net for point to Drobny. SV. Crowd applauding. GV. Match point with Buser serving for match point with his back to camera, the two men walk up to net and shake hands, pan to crowd applauding. Drobny wins his first match. GV. Crowds still arriving in front of entrances. SV. Towards and pan, Danny Kaye arriving hiding behind funny hat. SV. Fashionable woman wearing large Cartwheel hat. SV. Another fashionable woman wearing flowered hat with spotted veil. GV. Play in progress on number four court. SV. Seixas from USA, in play against A. J. Clayton from Britain. SV. Crowds looking at play board. SV. Two women (wearing fabulous sunglasses!) looking at play board. GV. Davidson from Sweden, versus Hamilton Richardson from USA, match point with Davidson serving at far end. Match point for Davidson, he wins. Men shake hands at net, pan to crowd applauding. STV. Davidson and Richardson walking off court after match. GV. Wimbledon and courts.

    (Neg.) (Title Scene "F")

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:30:39:00 / 01:32:41:00

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