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  • Short Summary

    Cambridge and Oxford University compete at athletics.

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    Queen's Club, London.

    Title: "The Varsity Sports. Cambridge easily defeat Oxford in the greatest Athletic duel of the year".

    Intertitle: "A.C. Porrit (Oxford) wins 100 yrds. in 10 secs".

    M/S of four male athletes squatting on the starting line of a running track, in the background a man in a white coat fires a starting pistol and the athletes run past the camera. M/S of the athletes sprinting down a track to the finishing line, they pass a stand packed with spectators. C/U of Porrit, he is out of breath but he manages to a smile for the camera.

    Intertitle: "Starr's brilliant speed in last 200 yds. won the 'Mile' for Cambridge".

    Panning shot follows a male athlete as he speeds around the track, passing other competitors as he does so.

    Intertitle: "Lord Burghley set up new record for high hurdles. (A Slow-Motion Study)".

    Slow motion M/S of four male athletes competing in a hurdling race. M/S (normal speed) of the same race. C/U of Lord B. trying to catch his breath.

    Intertitle: "The Long Jump (Oxford) (Ordinary & Slow-Motion)".

    Various low angled shot of a male athlete doing the long jump. Slow motion M/S of an athlete doing the long jump.

    Intertitle: "Hyatt's record breaking Pole Vault. (in Slow-Motion)".

    Slow motion M/S (looking from the side) of a male athlete pole vaulting. Similar slow motion M/S, this time looking from the front.

    Cuts exist - please see separate record.

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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:
    01:14:33:00 / 01:17:40:00
    G 1278

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