Various faces are contrasted including American Indians, an Arabian Sheik and a Chinese man.
Before main title there is an ident which reads: "Curiosities No. 16 - Consolidated Certified Prints."
Main title reads: "Amedee J. Van Beuren presents Walter Futter's Curiosities "Faces" - Distributed by RKO Pictures Corporation. Copyright MCMXXIX - Record Pictures, Inc.
"They say your own face started out like this!" Two C/Us of crocodile heads which are mounted like hunting trophies. "And progressed to this!" C/U of the head of an unidentified animal. "And so on until you looked like this!" C/U of a monkey's head. "There are similarities - - for instance - - the strong genial face of the American Indian - - " (shot missing) "-- and also this Seminole Indian's countenance. Pensacola (sp?), Fla." C/U of a man wearing a patterned shirt and scarf. He turns and smiles, laughing. "-- may be likened to the Chinese coolie, or vice versa." C/U of a Chinese man who chews on a piece of bamboo or similar. He wears a large hat. "The face of this South American gaucho would give weight to that theory. - Caracas, Venezuela." C/U of an elderly man in a poncho. He is eating something. "Here's a happy Chinaman with a face a lot like --" C/U of a Chinese man. "-- his brother's". C/U of a Red Indian (American Indian) and a squaw. They smile and laugh. C/U of an elderly Caucasian woman. "The strong face of this West Indian Prince - Port-of-Spain W.I." C/U of the man who wears a turban and holds an umbrella above his head to protect him from the sun. "-- is not unlike the handsome face of this Arabian Sheik. - Cairo, Egypt." C/U of the Arabian Sheik. He opens his eyes very wide when he looks at the camera. "Compare those intelligent faces with the hungry and weak expression of this Chinese beggar." Ends here.
Note: most of these shots showing evidence of nitrate decomposition. This section of a "Walter Futter's Curiosities" film was probably bought in by Pathe for reuse.
Safety neg only.