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Glimpses of India
Indian travelogue featuring the famous sights and rural life, from Kanyakumari (Cape Comorin) to the Khyber Pass.
Travelogue 1929 31 mins Silent
From Kanyakumari (Cape Comorin) to the Khyber Pass, this travelogue of India features a tour around the Golden Temple at Amritsar, the Taj Mahal, the palace at Mysore and Varanasi (Benares). En route the film features agricultural life, potters, fishermen and lambadi (aka lambani/gypsy) and Oroan dancers.
West and Central India
Travelogue 1938 10 mins
Technicolor temple tour shot by the great Jack Cardiff
Non-Fiction 1924 1 mins Silent
Sir Sefton Brancker starts on an ambitious 14,000 mile trip to Bombay (now Mumbai)
Documentary 1945 11 mins
Happy farmers, a wedding and some giant cauliflowers...
Commissioner Higgins Visits Ahmedabad Girls' School Commissioner Higgins Visits Ahmedabad Girls' School
Non-Fiction 1904 4 mins Silent
Salvation Army officials are given a welcoming salute on a visit to a girls' school in Gujurat, western India
Amateur film 1928 16 mins Silent
From Sir Conrad Corfield's collection, this film shows scenery around Simla, wrestling and a visit by the Maharajah Kumar.
Travelogue 1935 17 mins
Cotton, rice and tea, mountain railways, elephants and buffalo: India’s life, landscape and people through Western eyes.
Industry sponsored film 1960 24 mins
A new luxury express is put through its paces. This film looks over the shoulders of the select band of craftsmen, engineers and operators, whose combined skills try to ensure that a train journey is a delightful experience.
Documentary 1973 15 mins
British Transport Films record the varied daily lives of their neighbours as seen from the high roof of their building in London’s Marylebone.
Industry sponsored film 1957 20 mins
Illustrating the efficiency of express freight trains, and how they link manufacturers with their customers at the other end of Britain.
Documentary 1952 30 mins
Examining a day in the life of what was then the busiest railway system in the world – British Railways.
Travelogue 1953 21 mins Location: York
The Stationmaster at York guides us through a typical day, from dawn to dusk.
Industry sponsored film 1957 9 mins
A 1957 film examining the future for British Railways, and some of the opportunities provided by a new modernisation plan.