• Short Summary

    Pacusan Dreamboat lands in Cairo, fashion show in Margate, Maharajah of Bikaner's birthday.

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    Title reads: "Wide, Wide, World".

    America's Pacusan Dreamboat lands at Cairo, Egypt ending a 9,500 mile hop from Honolulu via the North Pole in 39 hrs 36 mins. Good shots of the Dreamboat landing at Cairo Airport. C/U of the nose of the plane. M/S of the crew of the plane with their leader, Colonel Clarence Irving, being greeted by Egyptians. M/S of Colonel Irving, smoking a cigar, chatting to Egyptian officials about their flight.

    Fashion show at Margate, Kent demonstrates the use of flowers. Various shots of models in bridal gowns carrying bouquets of flowers. Various shots of the transformation of a plain Jane in a dowdy suit to a glamour girl, with aid of a check evening dress and spray of flowers. The dressing room where the models change, is shown.

    The Maharajah of Bikaner celebrates his 44th birthday, India. Various shots of the Maharajah in ceremonial robes riding on a state elephant through streets crowded with people. Various shots of Maharajah at the Royal Temple, he prostrates himself before an altar and is blessed by the priest who anoints his forehead. C/U of the Maharajah's eldest son. C/U of Maharajah swinging ceremonial brushes over his shoulder (part of ritual?). Narrator tells us Maharajah took opportunity of his birthday to declare self-government for Bikaner.

    Note: Bikaner is now part of Rajasthan.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:28:39:00 / 01:30:34:00

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