• Short Summary

    Travelogue showing the mystic delights of Morocco.

  • Description

    Several shots show a military parade in Rabat; the King Hassan of Morocco rides past in an ornate carriage that once belonged to Queen Victoria. The parade approaches the Mosque Ahl Fes; the call to prayers is sounded as we see several men in cream robes kneel down to pray.

    L/S of an Air France aeroplane landing at Casablanca; a row of veiled Moslem women watch from an observation terrace; passengers disembark from the plane. M/S of a modern Catholic Cathedral; other modern buildings are seen.

    Waterfalls and exotic plants and flowers are seen in the countryside; a camel walks in a circle to work an irrigation wheel in a field; orange trees grow by the roads. Moslems in traditional robes board a bus. By the side of the road a man in uniform dangles live hedgehogs - a local delicacy that is sold live - yeuch! Another man holds out snails and some kind of vegetables.

    Various shots of the mediaeval bastions in the city of Meknes; people walk along narrow streets in Fez with donkeys laden with wood. Moslems wash at a fountain in the courtyard of a mosque before praying. Various shots in the bazaars of Marrakesh; dyed wool yarns are hung above the streets to dry. M/S of the Bab Boujelaud (sp?) gate at Fez; men are seen carving stone at the Rabat Mausoleum; another man cuts a customer's hair in the street. Dyed hides and wool are laid on the ground to dry. Brief shots of a cobbler fixing shoes for a customer.

    At Safi a man shapes a pottery bowl on a wheel; other men paint traditional designs on pottery plates. Several shots of cacti in the Atlas mountains; a Berber village. Various shots of Tubkul, which has permanent snow; men ski down the slopes. Several shots of hotels and swimming pools in Marrakesh and Meknes. More shots of the military parade in Rabat; the King rides along on a white horse.

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    Colour pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:16:33:00 / 01:23:55:00
    CP 653

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