• Short Summary

    Ronnie James fights Tommy Burns; Carnival in South Africa; Skating event in New York.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "World At Your Elbow"

    Boxing at Sydney Stadium Australia. Welshman Ronnie James, British Light weight champion versus Tommy Burns.

    LS&MS Various shots of the boxers in action. MS A "Still" shot showing the foul when Burns hit James while he was down that gave James the contest. CU James seconds put on his dressing gown. MS The referee stopping the bout. CU cut in shots of the crowd, showing a woman and a little boy.

    South Africa. Cape Town's African population stages its annual carnival celebrating freedom from slavery.

    CU sign reads: "Colossal Coons Carnival". CU Head shot of a gaily dressed African wearing straw hat (he appears to have blacked up in Minstrel style). MS of children waving as the parade goes by. LS & MS Various shots of the happy parade through the streets, many of them performing peculiar dancing antics. CU 2 children perched on the shoulders of their parents to get a view of the procession. MS Dancing and singing contests in Cape Town Stadium. - People taking part appear to be Asian, Mixed race and African - many of them have blacked up with make up.

    Ice Skating events at Madison Square, New York, United States of America (USA).

    LS the "Bruisers" a comedy trio doing their act on the ice rink. LS MS & CU the silver skates race with children speeding round the rink (the girls midget championship). LS & MS the men's senior speed skating championships. A rough event in which many competitors crash.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:09:22:00 / 01:11:50:00

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