• Short Summary

    Ice hockey and boxing at Wembley, National Hunt Steeplechase at Cheltenham.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Sports Edition Special".

    Wembley, London and Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.

    Various shots of ice hockey match between Sweden's Hammarby (Hammarly?) Club and English league side (possibly Wembley Lions) at Wembley's Empire Pool, London. Swedish player Holger Murmela scores five goals. M/S of men sweeping the ice at half time. Various shots of comical ice dancing routine by Czech comedian "Wondrous" dancing on skates with dummy. Comedian is dressed as Popeye, dummy is Olive Oil! Sweden wins game 14-2.

    From 01:39:27: Various shots of National Hunt Steeplechase at Cheltenham, including slow motion shot over first jump. One horse and jockey falls at 5th jump. Panning shot of the sweep up to the 20th jump with racehorses; "Pete's Caravan", "Sphinx" and "Prattler". Winner of race is "Prattler" (No. 25). Close up of jockey, Major Daly of Scots Guards, dismounting from "Prattler". "Jubilee Flight" ridden by Mr Ransom is second and "Domino" is third.

    The French - Britain Amateur Boxing International at Wembley Arena. Various shots of fight between flyweight boxers "Skeets" Gallacher (White shorts) and Frenchman Angelo Clivatti. Referee stops fight after Gallacher gives Clivatti a tremendous battering. Various shots of fight between British Army champion Sergeant Major J. Ryan and Francois Le Parc in welter weight class. Ryan knocks le Parc out. Usual cut in shots of ring side spectators. At end of fight Ryan helps le Parc up from ground.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:37:33:00 / 01:44:35:00

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