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    Documentary. An Akyab tour - Burma.

    A boat unloading small parcels and two men onto a small boat alongside. The arrival of a motor boat and British officials on a visit to a temple. Andrew Bay At Sadaway. A flying boat taking off. Inspection of ...

     
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    Government House Garden Party, March 1938: guests and gardens. The Gorrie family garden at '15 Golf Road', with the young Donald Gorrie (donor) showing the viewer around the garden. (B/W) Group walking around Shalimar Old Moghul Garden and Shahdara, ...

     
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    Depicts the work of the London Missionary Society mission ship, John Williams V (launched 1930), and the role of the ship in the life of the mission. Voyage from Suva to Samoa and the Ellice Islands.

     
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    Indian village life including a Brahmin initiation ceremony and a Hindu wedding.

    Peasant life in a village in Rajputana. Early morning in the village; worshippers enter a Hindu temple as a gong is sounded (155). The village well; peasants, though ...

     
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    Scenes of Hong Kong including: Aberdeen, a fishing village; Repulse Bay; the Island Road; Shaukiwan, an old Chinese port; North Point, including Chinese bathing beach, Dragon boat race and open air theatre; Causeway Bay; and Wong Nei Chong, or, Happy ...

     
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    Four sons revenge their father who was murdered by a munitions conspiracy.

     
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    Photographed at Mindolo and Nkana, N. Rhodesia. Depicts work to improve levels of literacy in the mining compounds and surrounding settlements of the Copper Belt, including the Mindolo mission press run by the London Missionary Society for the ...

     
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    Scenes from Hong Kong including: Shatin Valley; Christian Buddhist temple; rice fields; on the Taipo Road, including scenes at the train station; Tolo Harbour; Chinese country houses; a Chinese temple garden; Shing Mun reservoir; ruins of a walled city ...

     
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    Scenes in Hong Kong including: Official opening of Hong Kong Bank; Romany Fair in St. Andrews Church grounds (1936); Remembrance Day at the Cenotaph (1936); Proclamation of the accession of George VI. Compiled in April 1937 and rearranged in March 1938 ...

     
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    FOR VALOUR 1937

    Great Britain

    FARCE: The Boer War: Ex-con Private Doubleday saves the life of Major Pyke and is recommended for the VC. Instead, his past catches up and he goes to prison. Pyke brings up Doubleday's son Charlie Chisholm with his own grandson Willie Pyke ...

     
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    Great Britain

    AMATEUR FILM. Scenes of 1937 Coronation celebrations in Hong Kong. The aircraft carrier `Eagle' in the harbour. Military parade at Happy Valley. Processions, including Chinese dragons, acrobats, woman on float in traditional costume, ...

     
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    Great Britain

    AMATEUR FILM. The aftermath of the September 1937 typhoon which struck Hong Kong at 2am. The first ferry sailed at about 9am. Much footage was filmed that morning; the rest a day or two later. Thirteen ships were aground. The large ...

     
  • CONSOLING WEED
    Rhodesia

    Promotional film for Rhodesian tobacco.

    The film opens with shots over tobacco fields, before showing African labourers working on the fields as the commentator explains the process and the suitability of Rhodesia for tobacco growing. The ...

     
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    Great Britain

    Amateur footage of scenes in and around Mufulira Hospital, Northern Rhodesia.

     
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    JERICHO 1937

    Great Britain

    Jericho Jackson is on run from army after being court-martialled. He goes to African desert, marries and becomes head of Arab tribe. Man imprisoned in his place searches him out for revenge but forgives him.

     
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    Great Britain

    A typical day at a Government Primary School in Tanganyika.

    The film opens with a shot of a notice board stating "Government Primary School". The boys of the school are roused at 6.30 a.m. by a bugle. The boys get up, wash, sweep ...

     
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    Great Britain

    INTEREST. A survey of the position of natives in various parts of South Africa.

    r.1 Shots of natives in a busy part of Durban. In the background, Paul Robeson sings "My song goes forth" (147). Paul Robeson in view sings the rest ...

     
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    Amateur film. Scenes in Samoa; pan from beach to sea showing stilt huts built into the sea; canoe coming into beach with European woman and man; view of landscape from river; view of `vailala' canoes; another European man in a canoe; view ...

     
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    Amateur film. Scenes in Samoa; a group of natives standing by huts on stilts, pan to small stack of spears; pan group of natives on river bank; CU `furry' bird with faint stripe markings; natives fording river rapids carrying supplies; pan ...

     
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    Great Britain

    Life in a town in Rajputana is shown, with shots of temples, markets, busy streets and means of transport. Closing with a sequence of the interest taken by the people of their ruler.

     
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    INTEREST.

    r.1 Caption explaining that the householder has two wives. At sunrise, he greets each wife in turn outside her sleeping hut. Natives warm themselves around a fire. The cows are milked, some of the milk is poured into a ...

     
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    Great Britain

    Indian boy sees the dance of the Elephants.

     
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    Great Britain

    Scenes in the neighbourhood of Kappali, Burma, the site of a S.P.G. mission station.

     
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    Great Britain

    An African woman is seen at work hoeing in the maize fields with her baby on her back, and an older child accompanies her. They go down to the river to wash the baby, the mother fastens him on her back and they go back to the field.

     
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    Great Britain

    Adventure melodrama of the search for legendary diamond mines in the heart of Africa.

     

    The 1937 British-Gaumont adaptation of King Solomon’s Mineswas the second film version of H. Rider Haggard& ...

     
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    Great Britain

    Amateur film of a climbing party in Kashmir.

    Team of men with packs walking through mountain pass (11). Snow and mountains, climbing party walking through snow (44). Camp and porters (55). Porters weighing a sheep (62). Cooking a ...

     
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    Great Britain

    INTEREST. "New Government House - Darjeeling. In Government House grounds". A carriage comes along the drive, escorted by natives. Two women get out of the carriage. The two women and a man talk on the balcony (28). "His Excellency ...

     
  • STEVE OF THE RIVER
    Great Britain

    A cartoon parody of Sanders of the River, placing the horse and his rider from the Sunday Express comic strip "Come On Steve" in Africa, where they must escape local cannibals.

    Lord Sandy, the Commissioner, leaves his African ...

     
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    Great Britain

    Modern missionary work in South Rhodesia, the territory explored and opened up by Livingstone.

    Reel One of three.

    Victoria Falls. The four-day steam-train journey along the Orange River from the Cape to the Falls, via Mafeking ...

     
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    ALL ABOARD 1937

    Great Britain

    Cadbury production, likely including footage from the Gold Coast (Ghana).

     
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    Great Britain

    AMATEUR FILM.

    ARAB LEGION AMMAN. Filmed around April 1937 on the occasion of the annual parade of the Legion. The parade was taken by King Hussein but it is uncertain whether there is no footage of him in this film (30ft).

    LAN ...

     
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    Dominica, Great Britain

    "Every year on the two days preceding Ash Wednesday, Dominica gives itself up to the spirit of Carnival".

     
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    Great Britain

    Documentary on life in a desert town.

     
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    Great Britain

    AMATEUR. A rally of Girl Guides attended by Olave Baden-Powell in Hyderabad.

     
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    AJMER 1937

    Great Britain

    AMATEUR. Film of local events in Ajmer province including the fair at Pushkar.

    Camel race and general views of people and animals (35). Elephants (46). People (53). A food stall (58). Street scene showing stalls and buildings (82). ...

     
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    Great Britain

    INTEREST. "Darjeeling - summer seat of the Bengal government". A shot of the hill road to Darjeeling. Natives herd sheep. Other natives are dragging a roller along (14). More sheep by the side of the railway track (21). A car, with a ...

     
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    Great Britain

    Rural life in the mountainous valley near Gilgit - now in the Northern areas of Pakistan.

     
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    BORNEO 1937

    USA

    Travelogue of a trip by the Martin Johnsons through Borneo.

     
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    USA

    Survey of the production and consumption of milk in US; rapid growth of the winter holiday institution in US; preparations for the 1937 Coronation.

     
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    Great Britain

    Amateur film. Scenes in Samoa; pan of river; a large group of men standing outside a arge thatched hut; view down the valley over hills; MS of expedition; men lifting sacks and walking down path (100ft). [16mm].

     
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    Great Britain

    AMATEUR FILM. Dragon boat racing, possibly at Aberdeen

    Boats racing, boy beating a drum, people watching from junks and other boats, paper boats on water, women rowing.

     
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    WEST INDIAN WONDERSGreat Britain

    Documentary on banana growing in Jamaica, filmed during Frank Bundy's trip to the West Indies. The film shows bananas cultivated, harvested and prepared for transport.

     
  • ANTI-PLAGUE OPERATIONS, LAGOS 1937
    Great Britain

    A record of measures taken against an outbreak of plague in Lagos, followed by footage of welfare exhibitions in Lagos in 1937.

    The film opens with Africans standing outside a corrugated iron hut, with an open sewer running through ...

     
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    FIREMAKER 1937

    Great Britain

    INSTRUCTIONAL. How a Rhodesian African makes fire.

    An African sits by a tree and carves a notch into a soft stick. C.U. the carving. Placing the stick between both feet he inserts a hard stick into the notch and twists it rapidly ...

     
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    Great Britain

    A typical day of a Msukuma (Sukuma) man and his family in Tanganyika (now Tanzania).

    The film introduces Kinga's home - huts in a clearing - before showing Kinga and his family, who are at work making bread, collecting wood and ...

     
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    Great Britain

    DOCUMENTARY - made as a coronation souvenir (George VI) and traces the story of the British Empire from 1895 to the proclamation of George VI as King. Events are shown in strict chronological order.

    Rl.1 St. James's Palace, December ...

     
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    INDIAN TOWN STUDIESGreat Britain

    The town of Darjeeling, showing its life and work. Re-edited material from DARJEELING (Secrets of India series).

    Censor certificate (18). Main and series title and credit (50). A map of India, Darjeeling is shown ...

     
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    BORNEO - 1 1937

    Great Britain

    Amateur film. "The record of two visits to the estate of Daruel Tobacco Plantations Limited at Segama, Lahad Datu" in Sabah, Malaysia in the north of the island of Borneo. "Daruel Bay. Lahad Datu - the port through which everything must ...