• Short Summary

    A tour around Mexico - modern and ancient.

  • Description

    Various locations around Mexico.

    Shots of an Totonacan Indian ceremony. A parade is lead by a queen in a feather head-dress carried by pole bearers. Various shots of Inca/ Toltec pyramids and statues at Gizeh, Chichen Itza and Uxmal.

    Various shots of modern Mexico city, including architecturally spectacular Universidad Nacional de Mexico. L/S of a jumbo jet taking off. A man waves batons, signalling to the plane. M/S of passengers coming down the aeroplane stairs.

    Various shots of a Mexican rodeo at Merida. Men on horseback lasso bulls and calves. Some C/Us of Mexican spectators.

    M/S of a matador and bull statue outside an arena. Mexicans are seen entering the bull fight arena. L/S of crowds in the stands watching the matadors walk into the ring. L/Ss of the bull fight.

    Various shots of tourists on the beach at Acapulco buying souvenirs from a local man. Various shots of tourists sunbathing and swimming in a hotel pool. A band of guitarists serenade a couple drinking cocktails. Other tourists buy drinks from a mobile cocktail bar that drives to their table.

    Various shots of a fishing trip. Some underwater shots of divers harpoon fishing. C/Us of a man on deck holding a parrot fish.

    Various shots of acrobats in Inca Indian costumes performing stunts. They climb to the top of a tall pole and swing from their feet.

    Cuts exist - please see separate record.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    239.02
    Media URN:
    3275
    Group:
    Unissued / unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    30/06/1963
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:07:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:10:16:00 / 01:17:36:00
    Canister:
    CP 444

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