Guests at a formal New Year's affair, in Havana, Cuba, in 1936. They gamble in a casino. Views of guests betting on several types of games of chance, including a roulette wheel. Several guests hold up currency they won gambling.
Formal New Year's celebration at a hotel in Havana Cuba, 1937. Guests are entertained by a pair of Cuban dancers.
Huge crowd of Catholics meet for devotions marking the Convocation Eucharistic Congress at Santiago de Cuba. 60,000 Catholics gather to attend the ceremonies. Coronation ceremony of the Patron Saint of Cuba follows.
Olympic champion runner Jesse Owens beats a horse in a race. Owens speaks to a jockey standing near a racehorse surrounded by a group of people on the turf at a race track in Cuba. Owens helps to prepare the horse for the race. Grandstand in the background. People applaud in grandstand as the race begins. During the race, Owens follows the track, but the race horse cuts across the infield turf, attempting to catch him. Crowd gathers around Jesse Owens at end of the race.
Jesse Owens, U.S. Olympic champion runner, in a race against a race horse in Cuba. Owens is seen running towards the finish line as jockey riding racehorse cuts across infield grass in effort to catch him. Jesse Owens wins the race and is cheered by the crowd who throng around him. Scene of Jesse Owen at the starting point on race track. He begins to run toward and past the camera.
Spectators watch horse race in Havana, Cuba. Horses at starting line have difficulty staying in place for the start. Race starts. Spectators watch from the grandstand of the Oriental Race track. Horses raise dust that trails after them as they make turn into final stretch. Women seated at tables in groups, chatting, smoking cigarettes and having drinks.