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A Road in India
A Road in India

A Road in India 1938

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A Road in India 1938

10 mins USA Director. Hans M. Nieter

The sights of India as seen from the perspective of a dusty road. This portrait of 'the enigmatic and disturbing East' is big on exoticism and cliché, but Jack Cardiff's Technicolor cinematography makes for typically compelling viewing.

Cardiff later won the Academy Award for Best Cinematography for the India-set - though filmed in the UK - 'Black Narcissus' (1947).

Directed by

Hans M. Nieter

Genres

Travelogue

Collection

India on Film: 1899-1947 Somewhere in India

Released

1938

Country

USA

Language

English

Production company

World Window Inc. U.S.A.

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