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    Cuts for documentary tracing an extraordinary road trip between Leeds and India in 1924.

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    Four reels of cuts exist for the documentary "Lure of the East" which traces an expedition by car from Leeds to India in 1924. It is very difficult to identify the locations featured in this material. Shots do not seem to be in any kind of order. Further research will be undertaken.

    Reel 1 of the cuts features the following: street scenes, landscapes, the inner tube of a tyre being taken out, stone carvings, Felix II driving across rocky terrain, village scenes, mother and child feeding pigeons, market scenes, dock scenes, high angle shot of a city beside the sea, customs check (?), Felix II being driven along a promenade, a train arriving at an Indian station,

    01:27:23 - Venice, village scenes, panning shot of large city from high angle, our travellers drinking beer in Venice (?), a broken down Felix being towed, interior of a grand building, Felix being driven along rough terrain, countryside scenes, men climbing out of an aeroplane, water from a stream being poured into Felix's radiator.

    01:32:03 - cotton being picked from branches by a family group, air to air shots of aeroplanes flying in formation, Forbes Leith and Turkish man at salt flats (?), ancient archway, rocky terrain, villages, towns, locals gathered to greet the travellers - lots of children, travelling shots through villages.

    01:35:47 - group of men on horseback, unidentified woman in furs shakes hands with two of our travellers, Felix being lifted on to a boat, Douglas Fairbanks chatting to our party, quayside as our party leaves, larking around with fish on the quayside, Felix parked in Italian street, trams, harbour, women washing clothes in the street at a communal washing place, man getting a shoe shine, city scenes, market scenes, harbour scenes, Venice, city scenes, castle, archways, children chat to our travellers.

    End reel 1 of cuts.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:22:31:00 / 01:41:38:00

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