Sport Slants (1931)

 |  Short, Sport  |  November 1931 (USA)
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Ted Husing presents cricket, sailing and polo.


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Host Ted Husing provides his slant on three different sports. The first is cricket. The main action takes place on what is called the pitch, which is the playing field. The bowler tries to knock the bales off the wickets with the ball, while the batter tries to prevent that by hitting the ball. The fielders - called the longs and the shorts - can also try to knock off the bales. The batting team can score by the batter hitting the ball and running the length of the pitch to the opposite crease without being dismissed. The second is sailing. Husing follows the sailing boat, the Fifi, as it competes in a regatta on Long Island Sound. It ends up being an exciting and difficult race because of the high winds. The third is polo. The game, which entails players mounted on horse, trying to score by hitting a ball with a mallet into the opposing team's goal. Husing follows a match on International Field in Westbury, Long Island between Greentree and Templeton. It is a close game with much ... Written by Huggo

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It's great if you are interested in these sports....
5 August 2011 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Ted Husing must have been quite the legendary sportscaster. After all, he was one of the inaugural inductees into the Sportscaster Hall of Fame--and they wouldn't do this for just any old yokel! However, 80 years later, he's pretty much forgotten and my watching this short was my first introduction into this man.

Although it was produced by First National/Warner Brothers, I initially thought that it was a Columbia picture because there was a blurb on the title page about the Columbia Broadcasting System (not Columbia but the CBS radio network).

The film consists of Husing introducing the audience to three sports they probably aren't familiar with here among the common folks in the USA. However, the introductions are just that--not a thorough explanation of the rules or history--just a tiny introduction. Cricket (which I STILL don't understand), Yachting and Polo are the subjects explored. And, while the information is occasionally interesting, for me I had trouble getting much out of the film because I simply don't care about any of the topics. This doesn't mean they are dumb or bad sports--just things about which I am not particularly interested. Now if he'd chosen unusual sports to my liking such as Australian Rules Football, Sumo and Hurling, then I would have been enthralled. It's all just a matter of taste. And, the production is about average for a 1930s short.

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