Weird Wide World, Volume 1: Rare Short Subjects from Around the Globe
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- From The Samuel M. Sherman Archives
- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 54 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: July 5, 2011
- Originally Released: 2011
- Label: Alpha Video
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
Description by OLDIES.com:
Gateway To India: Bombay, the second largest city of India and one of the principal seaports of the Orient, is explored in this rare short subject.
Magicians Of India: The mystifying Fakirs of India perform their amazing tricks for the motion picture cameras. Highlights include a man who can lift a large stone with his eye and scenes of a snake charmer at work.
Report From Russia: With the world at war, the mighty Soviet Union mobilizes to stop the vast invading German legions in their tracks.
Songs Of The Danube: The music of Mozart, Schubert and Strauss pays tribute to the magical city of Vienna and the beautiful river Danube.
The Mystic East: The chauvinism of the 1930s is evident in the very title of this series: "Quaint People Who Live in Queer Places." The sights and sounds of Korea and Java are featured.
With Lawrence In Arabia: Very rare footage of Lawrence of Arabia leading his desert army.