• Short Summary

    Fred Perry wins on his way to the finals of the All-England Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon

  • Description

    Wimbledon Tennis Championships, London.

    Titles read: "Wimbledon again! - Brilliant weather favours opening of All-England Lawn Tennis Championships". (Super over shot of outer courts)

    WS. High Angle view over courts some with games in progress. MS. Fred Perry and M. Rainville of Canada walking on to court. MS. Fred Perry and M. Rainville.

    WS. Perry returning Rainville's service and winning a point. MS. Fred Perry serving and then playing two forehand shots. MS. Rainville serving the ball is returned his next stroke appears to fail and he rehearses the shot again. WS. Rainville making a back hand return that goes out of court. WS. Crowd. MS Perry and Rainville leaving court and shaking hands with the umpire Perry won 6-1, 6-1, 6-3.

    WS. Crowds milling outside the courts. WS. Women enjoying afternoon tea on the grass. WS. High Angle tea in progress. MS. Jean Borotra and H. Henkel, the German No 2. WS. Play between Borotra "the Bounding Basque with the sunny smile" and Henkel. MS. Henkel serving. LS. A man with a newspaper on his head watching the match. MS. Borotra wearing a beret pan with him during a rally. MS. Borotra smiling comes to the net to shake hands.

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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:
    01:27:14:00 / 01:28:48:00

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