STK-ID 3664

Full frame shot of crowd at swimming competition of the British Empire Games. Shot of Joyce Crapp of Australia competing in swim. Sequence showing women's swimming event, diving event. CS of Lorraine Crapp of Australia. MS of motion picture crew shooting from stand. Shots of Carol Bernoth and her trainer, of Noeline Swinton (#556 Australia) leaping in high jump competition. Various shots of Chris Chattaway (#333 England), Ian Binnie (#696 Scotland) in three mile race. HAS of Chattaway, winner of three mile run. Various shots of three mile run, of Chattaway being congratulated. Shots of hop-skip-jump competition with Brian Oliver (#239 Australia), George Armah (#465 Gold Coast), Jack Smyth (#183 Canada) competing. Shots of three mile run with Binnie, Fred Green (#341 England), Chattaway, Nyandika Maiyoro (#522 Kenya), Joe Foreman (#155 Canada) and Sely Jones (#164 Canada) competing. MS of Sheila Lerwill (#366 England) failing to clear high bar. MS of Thelma Hopkins (#630 Ireland) clearing 5'6" pole for a new record. Shot of Chattaway crossing finish line in three mile run. TILT UP from crest on jacket "Empire & Commonwealth Games Vancouver 1954 South Africa" to athlete's face. MS of Canadian shell crossing finish line in sculling race. Sequence showing bicycle race, Millman (#861 Canada), Peacock (#379 England) and others. Shots of weight lifting event, discus throwing. HAS of Empire village.


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