Travelogue showing the delights of Switzerland as a holiday destination.
Documentary made for the Nuffield Organisation. Photographed and Produced by Morris Motors Limited Cine Department. Laboratory Work by Denham Laboratories. Recording by Associated British Pathe Ltd. Date unknown - possibly 1960s.
Film begins with scenic shots of snow capped mountains - a sombre and poetic voiceover accompanies the images. Travelogue style footage of Zurich, Switzerland. Narrator tells us that Switzerland is like a over-full jewel box - to find the jewels we must travel - in a Morris car of course (a Morris Oxford Saloon). There follows many shots of the Morris car travelling through Zurich passing various landmarks. Car travels through little hamlets and villages - all very picturesque. Holiday resorts featured include Zug, Luzern, various lakes, Kusnacht, Weggis, St Gotthard and Brunnen.
Car travels along lakeside road. Car passes through tunnel cut out of rock - Axenstrasse. Onwards to Fluelen, Altdorf where William Tell and his son are honoured, Reuss Valley and Susten Pass.
Towards the end of the film the narrator begins to sing the praises of the Morris Oxford Saloon - how well it can tackle the steep Swiss roads etc. Children sell bunches of wildflowers to the driver of the car. Tourists take photographs of the spectacular views. The car reaches the Vendenbassen (?) and the village of Brienz - a village of woodcarvers. Interlaken, the floral clock is seen and sign for the Lac Bleu, Blausee - a trout lake, mountains (Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau), goat market, Col du Pillon, French Switzerland. Grape country - vine terraces. Aigle, Yvorne, Montreux and the Valley of the Rhone.
Film ends abruptly - there are no credits - perhaps there was another reel.
Note: Print quite faded (Magenta bias) but nicely shot footage of Swiss sights. Clarification on place names gratefully received, particularly for "Vendenbassen".