• Short Summary

    A tour round the city of Cairo taking in the Pyramids and the Nile, and also exploring the night life.

  • Description

    Cairo, Egypt.

    L/S desert, Bedouin horsemen gallop towards camera. L/S they ride through a valley, Bedouin with donkey walks past in foreground, camera pans up to show Cairo. L/S two minarets, pan down to show busy market place. Various shots of market, a car and horse drawn cart drive through. L/S Alabaster Mosque, M/S of mosque and minaret. M/S door opens to courtyard. L/S many lights in Mosque. L/S world's first Christian church - St. Sergius, M/S tourists walking through arch. Various shots church. L/S modern tower, L/S Cairo. Various shots buildings in city and cars driving through.

    M/S sign 'Cleopatra Hotel Palace', sign in Egyptian, camera pans up to hotel. M/S sign 'Shepheard's'. M/S man enters hotel, woman emerges. M/S tea table, tea is poured into cup, camera pulls out to show people sat on balcony, a waiter serves them, city is in the background. M/S people drinking tea, woman points to city. L/S high angle of river Nile. M/S sail, M/S Felluka boats. M/S man pulling rope, L/S Fellukas. Various shots pyramids and Sphinx. Various shots as boy gets on camel and rides off, tourists walk round pyramids. Various shots of Nile and boats. M/S people dining on balcony with river in background.

    Two shots neon sign of Sphinx. M/S driving along at night. Various shots different signs for night clubs and restaurants. M/S camera moves through glass beads into nightclub as belly dancer Ngwa Fouad takes the floor. Various shots as she dances. M/S pyramids and Sphinx at night, C/U Sphinx. C/U man playing drum with hands, various shots as Ngwa dances again, people applaud.

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    Colour pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:35:39:00 / 01:42:29:00
    CP 471

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