China Cameos 1933

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    China. "Where life is as varied as the itinerant potter's stock..." Panning shot of lots of pots lined up on the ground beside a man who crouches beside them. "...and their boats and junks..." Various shots of boats on the sea. "Where everything is western eyes and ears... from the street musicians..."

    M/S of group of men standing together, one of them plays an unusual musical instrument. Closer shot of him playing the instrument. C/U of performing dog standing on its hind legs using its foot to play a strange instrument. Man stands beside him playing a little cymbal.

    " the quaint buildings perched on the most inaccessible of spots..." L/S through a binocular shaped mask of a cliff-face. Panning shots of some cliffs - a house stands precariously on top of one of the cliffs. "A home like this would keep anyone to the straight and narrow path!" Camera tilts down to show the valley.

    Was an item in Eve's Film Review issue number 632.

    Note: image quality is poor.

    Safety print exists.

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    British Pathé
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    01:40:52:00 / 01:42:58:00
    EP 264
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    EP 264
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