• Short Summary

    'St. Paddy' ridden by Lester Piggott wins The Derby horse race at Epsom, Surrey. Colour.

  • Description

    L/S Epsom racecourse with crowds gathered around.

    Item title reads - The Derby. Technicolor, Pathe news. Epsom, Surrey.

    L/S cars driving through to the racecourse. C/U front of Rolls Royce, C/U chauffeur asleep inside. M/S man in top hat. M/S young woman with three parrots on her head and shoulders. M/S jockey tipster waving his arms. M/S gypsy fortune teller reading palm of young man. M/S Prince Monolulu in his tribal head dress giving speech about virtues of bookmakers. Various shots of bookmakers shouting odds. M/S as Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester, and Lord Rosebery walk into the paddock. M/S fashionable ladies and men watching. M/S as the Queen watches horses parade around paddock. C/U 'St. Paddy'. M/S Queen stood watching them before the race. L/S as jockeys enter and tip their hats to the Queen. M/S as Joe Mercer is helped up on to 'Chrysler the Third'. L/S crowded stands. M/S as the horses parade along the course. M/S film director Alfred Hitchcock with cigar in hand, he points to the horses. L/S horses running to warm up before race. C/U side view of Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester, and the Queen looking down from the royal box. Various shots of the horses milling about at starting line, M/S Alec Marsh who is starting the race. Various shots as they line up and race off. Various shots as they race around the course. Overhead shot as winner 'St. Paddy' is led into the enclosure. C/U as jockey Lester Piggott dismount and is congratulated. Aerial shot of the winning horse in enclosure with crowds around the outside. M/S man counting out notes into a top hat. Title - 'The End'.

    Cataloguer's note: the commentary is out of sync with the pictures for the latter part of the item and continues over the title which is repeated again at the end of the item. From commentary and shot list it appears some of the footage is missing - see selected originals for more material.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:45:02:00 / 01:49:58:00

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