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  • Short Summary

    Unused material shot for the documentary "Jerusalem" - some other locations featured too.

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    Offcuts from the documentary called "Jerusalem." Unedited material. Some of this material has been shot in other places including Malta, Venice, Marseille and Corfu. It is possible that the material was shot for some kind of travelogue or promotional film.

    Various views of Venice from a boat. Men walk towards or away from a large stone archway. More views of the city from a river. Men propel gondolas along the water. High angle shot of part of the city from a hillside. A group of Knights of St John stand on a set of stone steps (Malta?). They walk towards the camera. Shot of houses on a hillside. Panning shot of cliff edge with buildings upon it. Large boats in dock. Various views of the city landscape from the water. Groups of people stand around on street corners, by market stalls, by cars etc. C/U of strange vases on a market stall.

    C/U of a religious building - looks like church architecture with gothic archways. Various buildings including an outdoor washing area. Street scenes. Man operates a cart drawn by two cows. Large majestic archway. C/U of a Western looking man in a trilby hat. Various views from the water showing schooners , cargo ships etc. Primitive bamboo style house on stilts. M/S of a fast flowing river. L/S of three people walking along a beach - two of them women in yashmaks (or yashmacs). Various street scenes. C/U of a woman and a group of children holding out bowls - for food or begging? Panning shots of the town on the waters edge. Large number of boats are rowed towards the camera. M/S of rowing boat approaching the camera. High angle shot of a picturesque pair of islands with houses or possibly a church located on them.

    Man at work pushing a cart on wheels. High angle shots of dock areas. C/U of a Western man - unidentified. Other tourists (?) walk through the city in suits and hats. Tourists stand and admire a statue. Religious building, locals stand around nearby. Street scenes. C/U of domestic rabbits in a pen. More street scenes. C/U of strange pyramids made of round stones (cannon balls?). A line of men and women walk along behind what looks like an old section of city wall. View from the other side of the wall. Group of tourists stand and look at the view. Various shots of an old part of the city. Locals work in front of their homes. A general store. A narrow street. Locals walk on a windswept beach. Group of poor children and woman seen before stand on the the beach. People walk through a large stone archway. More views of boats on the water.

    Various scenic shots of the city from the water. Short shot of a man doing stunts on a motorcycle (no idea why this is here!) Panning shot of mountains meeting the sea. C/U of gondolas. High angle of tourist walking around old part of the city. Knights of St John seen in the interior of a religious building. Various shots (very dark and out of focus) of the Knights. High angle shot of countryside landscape. High angle shot of old ruins.

    Note: hard to distinguish between the different countries featured. James Barker identified Damascus, Malta, Marseilles, Corfu and Venice as well as Jerusalem.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1920 - 1939
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:41:01:00 / 01:52:40:00

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