• Short Summary

    Husky teams pulling sledges and hardy swimmers at an icy cold swimming pool in Alaska.

  • Description

    United States of America.

    Introductory intertitle reads: "Come with the 'Pictorial' now to Alaska and join the picturesque 'huskies' on their run - "

    L/Ss of two husky teams pulling sledges through snowy landscape. Various shots - it may be some kind of race or competition as they are speeding along encouraged by the shouts of their masters.

    "If you really like cold water, pause for a moment with these hardy folk." L/S of a group of young men and women who are standing beside a pool in swimsuits. The pool is in a snowy setting with snow covered mountains behind them. Some dip their toes in the water - brrr!

    Closer shot of the swimmers - the girls are pretty sturdy! L/S of three of the swimmers standing on a diving board. The crowds that watch are all wrapped up warm. C/U of a girl in a swimsuit having snowballs thrown at her. The youngsters jump and dive into the freezing water.

    Note: this was originally an American Pathe News item re-titled for British use. Original was probably called "Huskies limber up to run in Olympics for the first time".

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe sound pictorials
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:39:43:00 / 01:41:01:00
    PSP 725

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