45 Pathe cameraman shoot the Grand National from all angles and in slow motion! 'Master Robert' is the winning horse.
Title: "The grand National 1924".
Intertitle: "The Race for 'Grand National' - first run in 1837 - is 4 miles 836 yards, over 30 obstacles and is worth Ã¯Â¿Â½5000 to the winner".
Intertitle: "Our 45 Camera-Men - the World's record to be employed on one event - leave nothing to chance!"
High angled shot of all the 45 cameraman, they are making final adjustments to their cameras and tripods.
Intertitle: "The Police Parade".
Panning shot showing hundreds of policemen being shown photographs by a senior officers - could be of potential trouble makers?
Intertitle: "Full throated cheers from thousands greeted the King on his arrival".
High angled shot King George V arriving by car, dense crowds line the road. We see the King walk into the Royal Enclosure.
Intertitle: "The Saddling Ring was a wonderful sight".
M/S of racehorses being lead by stable hands around an arena past a crowd. Various shots of stable hands grooming horses. Various shots of jockeys climbing onto horses. Various shots of horses and jockeys being lead past a crowd onto the race course.
Intertitle: "The Parade"
High angled shot of horses and jockeys being lead onto the course. L/S of a board with all the horses' names and numbers on. M/S of the horses and jockeys being lead past the spectator stands. High angled L/S of the horses coming onto the course.
Intertitle: "All eyes on the packed stands were then glued on the Start and the horses were despatched after a delay of 8 minutes".
Panning shot along the crowded stands. Various shots of the jockeys trotting their horses around the course - warming up for the big race? Various shots of the start of the race - one of the seems to be a false start as some of the horses do not run.
Intertitle: "Not a single horse fell at the first jump!"
L/S of the horses jumping over the first fence.
Intertitle: "Now again - ever so gracefully - in slow motion".
High angled slow motion shot of the horses coming over the fence. L/S of the horses approaching the second fence.
Intertitle: "And all cleared at the second at a great pace".
Grand National, Aintree, Merseyside.
L/S of horses jumping a fence.
Intertitle: " ... and remarkable to relate, there were no falls at the 3rd".
L/S of horses jumping a fence.
Intertitle: "But at the 4th, 'Winter Voyage' - hitherto leading, was the first casualty".
Various L/Ss of horses jumping a fence, several jockeys and their horses fall.
Intertitle: "'Palm Oil' fell at the fifth jump".
High angled shot of horses coming over a fence, several jockeys fall, one horse falls on his jockey. Slow motion M/S of horses coming over the same fence. C/U of the King watching the race through binoculars. More shots of horses coming over fences.
Intertitle: "The Field was well strung out by this time with old 'Sergeant Murphy' leading the Field".
Various L/Ss of horses jumping the fences, more jockeys fall.
Intertitle: "Passing the Stands, Drifter and the 'Old Sergeant; were just in front of Winnall, Silvo, Fly Mask, Chin Chin, Master Robert and Eureka ..."
M/S of horses jumping a fence.
Intertitle: " ... with Mainsail, Wavetown, Shaun Spadah, Ballinode and others well in the rear".
Various shots of the horses jumping different fences.
Intertitle: "The Water Jump ends the first circuit".
M/S of horses jumping a fence and splashing through a trough.
Intertitle: "'Winnall' dashed away with a long lead but 'Chin Chin' and 'Eureka' came to grief before reaching 'Becher's' the second time ..."
Various L/Ss of horses jumping fences, one horse leads by quite a distance! More jockeys fall from their horses.
Intertitle: "Riderless horses hampered the leaders and refusals were frequent at the Canal Turn".
L/S of horses jumping over a very high fence on a corner, some refuse to jump.
Intertitle: "At the second fence after Valentine's 'Old Tay Bridge' fell - 'Winall's' Jockey having been unseated previously".
M/S of horses coming over a fence, one jockey falls and lies unconscious as other horses ride over him.
Intertitle: "'Master Robert' outside at 25-1 wins".
M/S of the remaining horses running up the final stretch. M/S of the winning horse and jockey riding through a crowd of well-wishers.