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    The Derby 1927

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    Item title reads: " The Derby 1927. "

    Epsom, Surrey

    Intertitles read: "The King and Queen and Royal Party had a great reception. Hundreds of Buses made a grand stand. The King arrives. Wet and dismal conditions did not prevent a huge attendance. In the Paddock. The Parade."

    Crowds in the rain. A procession of cars arrive. Horses parade and pass a row of spectators all with umbrellas.

    Intertitles read: "The Start. Tattenham Corner. The Finish."
    Various shots of the race, and the finish, followed by shots of the steaming horses making their way to the paddock. (01:31:14)

    Intertitles read: "A Last view of the Old Stand."
    Shots of cars and buses in the car park. Some in a traffic jam. High angle panning shots of the grounds. Crowds jostle, people wait in car park in cars and buses. The royal car arrives(01:33:19)

    Sequence repeats
    Intertitles read: "Hundreds of Buses make a grand stand. Capt. Lindbergh, Transatlantic hero - was present."
    Lindbergh arrives by car, there are shots of people in top hats taking photographs.
    Intertitles read: "Parade. Frank Curzon's 'Call Boy' ridden by Elliot wins from.... And now in slow motion. And the rest nowhere. "
    Various shots of the race. With a rather artistic slow motion sequence

    Note: Great shots of the traditional event of the Derby.

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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:
    01:28:17:00 / 01:37:35:00
    G 1403

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  1. Unknown user says

    The race took place on 1 June 1927.

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