• Short Summary

    Draw for the Grand National Sweepstake takes place in front of Dublin's Plaza.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Dublin - THE WHEEL OF FORTUNE - for somebody - and if it wasn't for you this time - well, there's the Derby!"

    Dublin, Republic of Ireland.

    Masses of people on the streets of Dublin. Some sort of wooden totem - a Hoodoo is floating ablaze at the river Liffey. Masses of people watching it burning - bad luck has been burned. A massive black cat float - representing good luck - slowly moves through the crowds. Young men and women in silk costume place the wooden boxes on the street.

    Girls dressed as nurses standing in front of a huge 'playing cards drum'. Nurses draw out the numbers - this looks like a town lottery. A man in uniform takes the numbers from nurses and places them into small drum. One of the nurses draws a number from the small drum. She gives it to the soldier and he leaves.

    This is the draw for the Grand National Sweepstake.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    783.29
    Media URN:
    8721
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    22/03/1934
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:41:36:00 / 01:43:14:00
    Canister:
    34/24

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