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  • Short Summary

    Various scenes in India - including children who are reputedly married at an early age.

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    Title - "Amedee J. Van Beuren presents Walter Futter's Curiosities." Introductory intertitle reads: "Mother India" -- secretive -- terrifying. Strong in superstition -- weak in the grip of habit. Calcutta." Various shots of Indian scenes. A temple, an ornamental garden, a Buddha, etc. "Where it's a disgrace not to be married in childhood." C/U of a young Indian girl bare to the waist. She smiles and laughs at the camera. C/U of a young boy holding a baby. C/U of young girl and boy, both holding babies (presumably not their own as they look too young). "A bride and groom -- aged nine and seven years." C/U of young boy and girl standing together. M/S of the two - they look shy.

    This is one of the"Walter Futter's Curiosities" in the Eve Pic collection - American films which it appears Pathe bought then retitled for use in the U.K.

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    Eve pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:58:50:00 / 02:00:21:00
    EP 301

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