Title ID 4031Collection ID121
Title[Marathon Bowling]
Date[ca. 1963]
CollectionJohn Mitchell
KeywordsClubs Leisure Time Activities Sport
LocalHove [?]
RegionalBrighton and Hove West Sussex
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionJohn P. Mitchell
CameraJohn P. Mitchell
FormatStandard 8mm Colour Silent
Duration11 min. 20 sec.
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A short film detailing a 'Marathon Bowling' World record attempt.


The film beings with participants arriving at the bowling alley, for the attempt to break the world record for Marathon Bowling. There are several shots of people playing and writing up scores and then a sequence showing the machinery dispensing the bowling pins. Several of the participants are treated by medics, apparently exhausted from their Marathon bowl. We then see them drinking tea and a trophy award ceremony. The film finishes with shots of yawning weary bowlers.