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Crossroads of the World 1934

Catalog Data

Creator:
Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation  Search this
Uniform title:
Military  Search this
Physical description:
1 film reel (319 feet) sound b&w 16mm reference
1 film reel (319 feet) sound b&w 16mm archival original
Type:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Place:
Singapore
Asia
Date:
1934
Notes:
Title from credits (published work)---archival collection
The University of South Carolina Newsfilm Library has a portion of the Fox Movietone newsreel collection and the Fox Film Corporation's corporate successor Fox News Channel has a portion of the newsreel collection and the theatrical shorts. Theatrical films and shorts can be found at various archives around the U.S. including the Library of Congress and UCLA Film and Video Archives.
Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation was a merger of Fox Film Corporation (incorporated in 1915) and Twentieth Century Pictures (founded 1933). The company continued to produce feature films and theatrical newsreels and shorts (under various Movietonews series).
Deposited by Santa Clara University in 1993.
Summary:
Edited film is a theatrical travelogue produced for "Along the Road to Romance on the Magic Carpet of Movietone." The film is shot in Singapore and depicts scenes from around the country. The film shows harbors in Singapore with ships and shows a local people diving for money being thrown to them by tourists. The film then shows the market with rickshaws and then the Chinese quarter. The film includes footage of the Singapore Army. Film ends by showing the Sakais, an indigenous group of people that live in the rain forest (food preparation, eating, and shooting with handmade blow-guns).
Cite as:
Santa Clara University Archives
Repository Loc.:
Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, MD
Topic:
Harbors  Search this
Boats  Search this
Tourism  Search this
Diving  Search this
Rickshaws  Search this
Indigenous peoples  Search this
Travelogues (Motion pictures)  Search this
Local number:
HSFA 1993.1.66
Restrictions & Rights:
Information on reproduction and fees available from Human Studies Film Archives
Data Source:
Human Studies Film Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_305226