• Short Summary

    Cinema cycling competition; Hindu Festival in Allahabad; Postman on skis in Switzerland.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "WIDE WIDE WORLD".

    London - Champion cycling on moving tracks takes place in a cinema.
    Cyclists start pedalling on the stage as a man fires a gun to mark start of the cycling on moving tracks race in London's cinema. Several shots of the four men cycling on stage with another men holding their bicycles. Audience watching - they do not look very excited. More shots of the men cycling and the two watches showing the time and mileage. Audience applauds at the end of race.

    Allahabad, India - Hindu Ardh Kumbh Festival. Swordsmen in front of an elephant. Sweet sellers, procession in background. Various shots of procession. Elephant in procession. Bearded men. Crowd of onlookers watching the procession of Sadhus (small saints). Back view of procession of Nagas, other saints. They are naked and their bare bottoms are seen. Devotees rub sand that has been trodden by the saints onto their foreheads. Close up shot of a musician. General views of the crowds and the riverside. Various shots of the Hindus bathing in the Ganges. Top shot of the Ganges and crowd.

    Obersaxen, Switzerland - Swiss postman on skis. Medium shot of a man on skis pushing off. He skis down from over a hill and walks up a slight gradient. He appears from behind a bush, walking. Back shot of the skiing postman walking up hill. He skis down from hill, skids, walks. Skier walking, house in background. Close up shot of sticks and skis stuck in ground. Back view of skier walking towards house. He is putting letters in box. Close up shot of a hand putting letters in box. Skiing postman swooping downhill, turns in front of camera and out of screen on left. Various shots of the postman skiing down hill. He is getting smaller against background of tall trees. The postman's name is Franz Huber.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:32:36:00 / 01:34:48:00

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