STK-ID 3665

Sequence showing contestants in the one mile race at the British Empire Games. Shot of Bannister (#329 England), Landy (#300 Australia), Chris Brasher (#332 England) standing out. Shot of Karmiu Olowu of Nigeria (#615) competing in broad jump. MLS of womens' 220 yard dash. Shots of Jim Achurch (#230 Australia) tossing javelin, of Mohamad Nawaz (#910 Pakistan) doing same, of Mark Pharao (#350 England) putting shot, of Pearline Thornhill-Fisher (#660 Rhodesia) throwing javelin. CU of javelin striking ground and sticking. Shots of Duke of Edinburgh and officials standing at attention during national anthem. PAN along row of athletes during opening ceremonies. MS of one mile race, Landy and Bannister starring, of the two congratulating one another. MS of Orland Anderson (#147 Canada) pole vaulting, of Johannes Burger (#743 South Africa) pole vaulting. LS from top of stadium, of wrestlers performing. Shots of wrestlers performing, of fencers performing, of Larry O'Brien interviewing Doug Hepburn, the world champion weight lifter. Shots of J McGhee (#697 Scotland) crossing finish line of 26 mile marathon, of Peters (#349 England) staggering at end of race, falling. Shot of Bannister (#329 England) and Landy (#300 Australia) after end of one mile race. Shot of Larry O'Brien interviewing Chattaway. MCS of Doug Hepburn weight lifting. Sequence showing heavyweight boxing event, G Buchanan (Canada) vs Brian Harper (England). AERIAL SHOT over stadium.


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