PG | | Biography, Drama, Sport
Two British track athletes, one a determined Jew and the other a devout Christian, compete in the 1924 Olympics.
The film does not mention that Harold Abrahams had earlier competed in the 1920 Olympics but was not very successful: He finished fourth in the 4x100 relay, 20th in the long jump and was eliminated in the quarter-finals of both the 100m and 200m races.
Lord Andrew Lindsay:
Let us praise famous men and our fathers that begat us. All these men were honoured in their generations and were a glory in their days. We are here today to give thanks for the life of Harold Abrahams. To honour the legend. Now there are just two ...
After Eric Liddle has given his speech at the highland gathering, there is a brief glimpse of a boy whose trouser bottoms have no turn-ups (cuffs). As the movie is set in the early 1920s, trousers without turn-ups wouldn't be seen during this time period as they didn't come into fashion until much later. The trouser legs also looked quite narrow and not in keeping with the style of the 1920s when they were much baggier.
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