• Short Summary

    Colour coverage of the Grand National.

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    No title. The Grand National. Colour item.

    Aintree, Lancashire / Merseyside.

    C/U Grand National steeplechase trophy. L/S crowds at racecourse. Various shots horses being lead around the paddock. Various shots jockeys talking to trainers before the race. Various shots people handing in betting slips. Various shots ticktack men. L/S horse galloping onto the course. L/S horses lined up for the start of the race. Various shots crowds. C/U man with binoculars.

    Various shots of race. Point of view shot from Pathe camera car of some runaway horses running along beside the track. More shots of race. C/U woman with binoculars. Racehorse "Red Alligator" ridden by Brian Fletcher wins the race, followed by "Different Class" and "Moidore's Token". Zoom in from L/S as winner is lead in. Panning shot "Red Alligator" being lead through the crowds to the winner's enclosure, jockey Brian smiles a lot. C/U race-goer with a winning betting slip collecting his money from a bookie. M/S "Red Alligator". C/U horse.

    Note: this item has an unusual soundtrack: the pop song "Thank-You Very Much" by Mike McGear and The Scaffold.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:47:25:00 / 01:53:50:00

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    "Various shots horses being lead around the paddock" - identifiable is "Kirtle Lad".

    The song mentioned at the end of the shots list isn't by Mike McGear and the Scaffles, it's by The Scaffold (of whom Mike McGear, brother of Paul McCartney, was a member).

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