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A small country on the verge of bankruptcy is persuaded to enter the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics as a means of raising money. Either a masterpiece of absurdity or a triumph of satire, ... See full summary »
The stadium seen in aerial shots and used for stock and staged track and field footage is the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. This was the main venue of the 1932 Olympic Games; as well as track and field, it hosted field hockey, gymnastics, and the show jumping portion of the equestrian competition. The stock footage of track events and stadium crowds may have been from a USC or UCLA event, as both schools used the Coliseum for football games and track meets at the time.
Hey, come up here!
The President: What's his name?
Angela: I call him Sweetheart.
The President: Hey Sweetheart! Come up here!
The film depicts a mile-long race at the 1932 Olympics. In 1932, as today, all Olympic track events were run over metric distances, including the so-called "metric mile" of 1,500 meters.
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