Olympia, Part 2: Festival of Beauty* (Olympia--Fest der Schonheit)

  • 1936 ----- b & w ----- 97 min ----- vhs///
  • Includes field hockey, polo, soccer, aquatic sports, bicycling, sailing and rowing events; as well as the marathon races and the decathlon where American Glen Morris won the title of the greatest all-around athlete in the world. "Olympia is an elegy on the youth of 1936: here they are in their flower, dedicated to the highest ideals of sportsmanship--these young men who were soon to kill each other."--Pauline Kael. (Restricted to classroom use only)
  • Topics: (History: European, Motion Pictures: Documentary, Physical Education)