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  • Short Summary

    Intrepid tobogganers speed down the ice chute at St. Moritz while others enjoy the ice rink.

  • Description

    Item title reads - 60 miles an hour down famous ice chute provides limit in thrills to tobogganers and spectators. St. Moritz, Switzerland.

    L/S as the camera pans slowly across the beautiful buildings and mountains covered in snow. L/S of the ice chute, various shots of people speeding down it on toboggans.

    Intertitle - 'Fancy skaters note - next time we have ice - try this!'

    M/S of a couple on the ice, he spins her round and she lifts her feet off the ice and puts them round his neck, he carries on spinning her round, she stands on the ice again and they pose at the end.

    L/S pan across St. Moritz again. M/S of people on the ice rinks. The couple spin round again then he skates by himself.

    Intertitle - 'most thrilling of all - dashing down the snow-chute at 60 miles an hour!'

    M/S of the chute again, and the people speeding down it from various angles.

    Intertitle - 'Propelled by their own momentum, the sleds conquer uphill stretches without a pause.' Various shots as the sledges speed around the course.

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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:
    01:31:46:00 / 01:35:05:00
    G 1164

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