Four marathon runners (one from England, one from the U.S., a Czechoslovakian, and an Australian Aborigine) prepare to run in the Olympic games. The film follows each one and shows what their motivations are for running in the games.
Although born in Sunderland, England, James Herriot spent the first twenty-three years of his life in Glasgow, Scotland, and never lost the accent, as can be heard in television interviews. Simon Ward however, plays him as a Londoner. See more »
During the "Lambeth Walk" dancehall sequence, several men can be seen sitting at tables in the background wearing jeans, t-shirts and with long hair. The film is set in 1937. See more »
Being a fan of the series I found a copy of this extremely difficult to find film while I was watching the series and was very happy that I was able to watch it.
I would have liked to see is that it was a bit longer and covered a bit more of the life of James Harriot. A very young Anthony Hopkins was superb as Siegfried and Simon Ward and Lisa Harrow as James and Helen made the movie very entertaining. I would have loved to see Simon Ward as James in the series, nothing against Christopher Timothy.
The series features Tristan much more than the movie and this would be the only drawback I could find about it. Tristan is one of my favourite characters in the series.
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