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Beautiful Technicolor tour of Delhi shot by the great Jack Cardiff
Travelogue 1938 10 mins
As much a showcase for Jack Cardiff's Technicolor cinematography as a portrait of Delhi, this film presents the city - and the period - as rarely seen before. After a brief historical and architectural preamble comes an extended sequence clearly designed to flaunt stunningly coloured saris among the gardens of the Red Fort. Then it's off to New Delhi to see how the British (in the form of architect Edwin Lutyens) showed the Indians how to build. Despite the colonial pomposity of the commentary, the record of New Delhi in the 30s is extraordinary - especially the scenes of Connaught Place that appear as a sea of calm and green lawns.
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Decorated elephants with howdahs, and troops on foot and horseback.
Amateur film 1946 15 mins Silent
8mm amateur film of India on the eve of Independence.
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Non-Fiction 1912 7 mins Silent
Patriotic dispatch from the grand celebrations to mark the start of George V's reign
Interest film 1910 4 mins Silent
Attractive travelogue filmed in and around Delhi's Qutb complex.
Non-Fiction 1911 3 mins Silent
A look at the 1911 Delhi Durbar - with a look back at its 1902 predecessor
Amateur film 1940 11 mins Silent
A trip to the spectacular city of Bundi and a Kathakali dance performance, filmed in vivid colour by 'envoy of the Raj' Clarmont Skrine.
Charity appeal 2020 2 mins
Beautiful NHS fundraiser, setting Michael Rosen’s poem to powerful archive images.
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Non-Fiction 1901 4 mins Silent Location: Manchester
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Non-Fiction 1901 2 mins Silent Location: Liverpool
All ashore! Passengers disembark and crew offload after a long Atlantic crossing.
Spectators Promenading in Weston Park, Sheffield (1902) Spectators Promenading in Weston Park, Sheffield (1902)
Non-Fiction 1902 3 mins Silent Location: Weston Park
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Non-Fiction 1924 1 mins Silent Location: Woking
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Comedy 1914 9 mins Silent
A vicar is caught flirting with an improperly-dressed chorus girl in this saucy silent comedy.