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  • Short Summary

    CJP Hodson wins at the TT Races, Isle of Man, plus men and motorbikes covered in fireworks at night!

  • Description

    Full titles read: "Tourist Trophy Thrills - C.J.P. Hodson, riding a Sunbeam, wins... covering 226 miles... made doubly perilous owing to rain soaked roads... in 250 minutes."

    Isle of Man.

    High angle L/S of men wheeling their motorbikes to the starting line on a very wet day. Several shots of motorbikes racing around the TT course. L/S of the winner crossing the finishing line and slowing down. M/S of winner CJP Hodson sitting on his Sunbeam motorcycle; two men stand beside him.

    (Repeat of titles.)

    Various shots show men sitting on their bikes and preparing for the race. More shots of the race, mostly different to the above. M/S of CJP Hodson on his bike after the race as before; he takes off his helmet.

    Several shots at night of men outlined with light bulbs or fireworks riding on motorbikes outlined with bulbs / fireworks - quite effective - they look like moving neon signs. The lights are smoking quite heavily.

    Intertitle reads: "A peep behind the scenes shows just how it's done!"
    Various shots in daylight show a man completely covered in a protective suit having bits of wire and hardboard put onto one side of his body; his motorbike also has a board overlay. It's not clear if they then attach bulbs or fireworks for the final effect.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    730.17
    Media URN:
    34870
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    11/06/1928
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:29:57:00 / 01:33:09:00
    Canister:
    G 1510

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