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  • Short Summary

    Maharaja of Jhalawar and entourage try out cars at Brooklands race track.

  • Description

    Maharaja (of India) at Brooklands.

    Titles read: 'His Highness Shri Rajendra Singhji The Maharaj Rana Bahadur of Jhalawar & party at Brooklands, Surrey.'

    Then opens w/ shot of the Maharajah (in western suit and bowler hat) & party; w/ several British people as well; standing in front of a row of cars. Maharaj pulls out a cigarette & 2 of his staff fall over themselves to light it for him. They stand around talking. All men except 1 British woman; wearing a cloche hat.

    The maharaja w/ a Mr Scott & Mr Webb; driving race car (Talbot 33?) - w/ headlights very close together. Tracking shot from a car in front as they drive round track. Track is rather wet.

    Title frame: 'B Sobhagmal Surana, ADC to His Highness of Jhalawar with Mr KM Everard, trying a De Soto'.

    CU the 2 men sitting in the De Soto; driving off to right. Another title frame: 'High Highness Bhawnagar and his brother, KS Nirmal Kumar Singhji. B Sobhagmal Surana BA of Jhalawar (ADC)'. Another car - tracking shot from front as it drives round track; picking up speed.

    Colonialism. British Empire. Royalty, Indian. Cars.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1920 - 1929
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:01:52:00 / 01:07:14:00
    ON 230 E

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