STK-ID 3663

Various shots of stadium in Vancouver, of crowd attending the British Empire Games. Front shot of Larry O'Brien broadcasting. Sequence showing Lord Alexander arriving by "Northstar" airplane, chatting with mayor Hume of Vancouver. Several shots of athletes competing in various events. FOLLOW SHOT of runners passing camera in seven mile run, Peter Fryer of England is leading followed by Ed Warren of Australia. CU of feet of runners during race. Shot of Peter Driver (#337 Great Britain), Frank Sando (#351 Great Britain) and Jim Peters (#349 Great Britain) in six mile race. Shots of athletes getting off plane, of "Constellation" airplane taxiing, crowd in foreground. Shot of Yvette Williams (#557) from New Zealand putting the shot. MSs of athletes from Southern Rhodesia, Pakistan, Scotland, and from other countries parading at games' opening. LS of city of Vancouver from Cambie Street Bridge. Sequence showing Jackie Macdonald (#137 Canada) putting the shot, judges measuring throw. Shots of Kevin McMahon (#238 Australia) competing in high jump event, of Jonothon Lenemiria (#520 Kenya) leaping, disqualifying himself, of Kiprono Maratrim (#524 Kenya) clearing high bar, of Murray Jeffries (#550 New Zealand) jumping, of Ajit Bhullar (#316 India) jumping. Shots of Larry King (#552 New Zealand), Sando (#351), L Garbe (#156 Canada) racing. CU of S Sorowale of Fiji.


Excerpt from
British Empire and Commonwealth Games
Vancouver (city)
National Film Board
Available formats
Video HI 8, Reel 35 mm
Shooting format
16mm original ektachrome, 35mm neg b&w
Aspect ratio