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People, Hopes, Medals (1960)

Menschen, Hoffnungen, Medaillen (original title)
Not Rated | | Documentary | May 1960 (Austria)
A documentary covering the 1960 Winter Olympic Games in Squaw Valley, California.

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Heribert Meisel
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Credited cast:
Bing Crosby ... Himself
Tony Curtis ... Himself
Heinz Fischer-Karwin Heinz Fischer-Karwin ... Narrator
Janet Leigh ... Herself
Heinz Maegerlein Heinz Maegerlein ... Narrator
Jayne Mansfield ... Herself
Heribert Meisel Heribert Meisel ... Narrator
Richard Nixon ... Himself
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A documentary covering the 1960 Winter Olympic Games in Squaw Valley, California.

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Country:

West Germany

Language:

German

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May 1960 (Austria) See more »

Also Known As:

People, Hopes, Medals See more »

Filming Locations:

Squaw Valley, California, USA

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Average Olympics documentary
31 August 2019 | by pscamp01See all my reviews

I have seen about ten Olympics documentaries now and People, Hopes, Medals is neither among the best nor the worst of them. As a documentary, the movie does its job. The events are competently filmed, so you get a sense of what the events were like and who won. I personally found the narration by the two German commentators rather grating, especially when they tried to be funny. (I was particularly appalled when they kept making fun of one poor Korean athlete.) I thought the music was a little too jaunty and the film makers used the same bit of music over and over for each entrant in an event. Which meant that by the end of an event I would be thoroughly sick of hearing that piece. But overall, it is hard to make a truly bad movie about the Olympics as it is always fun to watch athletes at the top of their game compete and People, Hopes, Medals, as relentlessly average as it is, is no exception to that rule.


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