• Short Summary

    M K Gandhi meets Charlie Chaplin in London's East End.

  • Description

    Unused / unissued material - no paperwork - dates unclear or unknown.

    French title reads: "Gandhi Et Charlot. Londres. Qui aurait pu supposer que deux Personnalities d'ordre aussi different se seraient rencontrees. C'est pourtant ce qui est advenu suivant (rest obscured by T/C)."

    Car pulls up outside building in London's End End. Crowds have gathered outside a house (where Mohandas K Gandhi is staying). A figure, just recognisable as Charlie Chaplin gets out and walks through the crowd to the house.

    Chaplin waves from the first floor window along this members of the Mahatma's delegation - one shot possibly shows the 'great soul' himself.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:17:34:00 / 01:18:32:00
    UN 62 Q

Comments (1)

  1. anglophil says

    According to the BBC (http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/history/making_history/makhist10_prog1a.shtml) this meeting must have been around September 1931.
    exact date: September 22nd 1931
    and place: at the home of Dr. Katial in Canning Town, London

    This blog http://maddy06.blogspot.de/2009/05/when-gandhiji-met-chaplin.html
    quotes various sources about details of the meeting.

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