• Short Summary

    First day of Wimbledon ruined by rain - no tennis matches are played.

  • Description

    No title. Opening day at Wimbledon washed out by rain, London.

    L/S tennis courts at Wimbledon, pan to courts covered with sheets. C/U rain falling in puddles. L/S people with umbrellas up around court. C/U two women with umbrellas seated. L/S cover over one of the courts. Top shot people with umbrellas sitting in empty seating enclosure. L/S crowd with umbrellas up standing around outside Wimbledon. L/S ditto. Panning shot tennis player. M/S people on stairs. C/U man walking around with ice cream tray. L/S tables in rain where strawberries and ice cream are normally eaten. C/U woman treading in soaking wet ground. M/S sign: "Strawberries and Cream", pan down to people buying. M/S counter with strawberries and cream on it. C/U cream being poured on strawberries. M/S car arriving. Angle shot people looking from balcony. Panning shot the Duke and Duchess of Kent arriving. M/S Duke and Duchess talking to people. M/S clock showing time at 2.00pm. M/S score board on empty court with the names Rod Laver and N. Pietrangeli on. Top shot Rod Laver under umbrella. L/S courts covered in sheeting, pan down to show rain falling. L/S ditto.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:19:00 / 01:01:18:00

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