French item tracing history of cinema in France.
Unused / unissued material - dates and locations may be unclear / unknown.
French titles read: 'PATHE-CINEMA PRESENTE - IL Y A 50 ANS - 1895 - Commente par Jean Marin'.
French retrospective of 50 years of film-making using archive footage to show Pathe's part in the history of cinema. Scenes of Paris in the 1890s, personalities, dignitaries, comedians, Charles Pathe, historical drama, parades, Sultan of Morocco visiting Pathe (?), First World War, Charles Lindbergh's flight, refugees and build up to World War 2.
Good shots of cameramen at work.
Item ends abruptly.