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    Documentary about Wimbledon Tennis Championship - with behind the scenes footage

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    The Way To Wimbledon. Described by John Mills. Made by Pathe Documentary Unit with the co-operation of The Lawn Tennis Association and The All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club. c 1954

    Edited by Terry Trench, Words by James Cameron, Music by Elizabeth Lutyens, Music Conducted by John Hollingsworth.
    Director Frank Gollings, Photography George Stevens, Sound William S. Bland George Newberry.

    Aerial view of Wimbledon tennis courts. C/U young woman in crowd. C/U man in sunglasses in crowd. Wide shot of Women's doubles match on No. 1 court at Wimbledon. C/U young woman in sunglasses watching. General View of play on outer courts. Young man and woman walking towards camera in outer areas of Wimbledon. Various people walking around at All England Club.

    Umpire on chair on outer court watching match. Young girl serves and plays. Young boy playing on one of the outer courts. Man plays tennis (Commentary describes him as a "famous player"). Spectators applaud. Young boy and famous player shake hands at the end of their match and walk to the umpire's chair. Young woman player carrying rackets walks up the stairs to the player's balcony. She walks to a table where another young woman is sitting, puts her rackets down on the table, removes her jacket (?) and walks to the edge of the balcony to watch play. Shots of the outer courts with people playing and crowds watching.

    Shot of rain covers tied at the edge of the court. Rain is coming down. The wind is lifting the cover as it blows. C/U of table. Hand pours glass of champagne. Camera pans left to chef at Hot Dog stall. He is wearing a chef's hat and white apron. C/U Hot Dog stand, the chef is moving sausages in a frying pan. The restaurant in the Members' Enclosure. Lots of people are sitting and eating, others are moving around. Two players walking through shot. Popular outside cafe, some people at sitting on the grass. Field Marshall Montgomery (in civvies) with other gentlemen.


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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:22:00:00 / 01:24:45:00

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