• Short Summary

    The famous Australian swimmer "Boy" Charlton is seen in training.

  • Description

    Introductory intertitle reads: "Meet Boy Charlton, Australia's wonder swimmer - and in a hurry with his training."

    L/S of Boy Charlton diving into an outdoor swimming pool. Narrator describes Charlton's stroke as he swims lengths up and down the pool. The narrator may be Australian. Film ends with a C/U of Boy Charlton. Narrator voices encouragement: "Good luck to you boy, the whole Commonwealth hopes for your return to form." and states: "The poetry of motion - that's Charlton in action."

    Note: although not mentioned in this particular film, I think "Boy" Charlton's first name is in fact Andrew.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1588.24
    Media URN:
    51142
    Group:
    Pathe sound pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    21/04/1932
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:50:20:00 / 01:51:04:00
    Canister:
    PSP 733

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