• Short Summary

    Winter sports in America - skiing and ice skating.

  • Description

    United States of America? Introductory intertitle reads: "Who has the biggest speed thrill in winter? The steel shod skater has his sensations."

    L/Ss of a speed skating race on a frozen lake. Crowd noises are heard on the soundtrack - no commentary. C/U of the winning skater. He wears a woolly hat and a jersey which reads something like: "New York Curb (?) A.A. Exchange"

    "But, the nearest approach to flying is the terrific drop of the crack skier." L/S of a very high ski jump. Spectator reactions "oohs and ahs" to a skier who makes the jump.

    C/U of feet of a skier as he commences his journey down the ski jump. Reverse angle shot shows that on landing the skier fell.

    Note: item length includes opening title sequence. Decorative number identification - 721. Sequence features the words "Pathe Pictorial - Puts the World Before You" over a shot of the River Thames with Tower Bridge in the background. Intertitle follows which reads: "Recorded by R.C.A. Photophone System.

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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:
    01:18:44:00 / 01:19:44:00
    PSP 721

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