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Creator:
Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation  Search this
Physical description:
1 film reel (343 feet) sound b&w 16mm reference
1 film reel (343 feet) sound b&w 16mm archival original
Type:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Place:
Africa
Morocco
Marrakech (Morocco)
Date:
1935
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." Film shows various scenes of city of Marrakech and Morocco in general. In Marrakech the fim shows market scenes with singers, storytellers, acrobatics and dancing. The film then shows horse racing in southern Morocco race tracks. Following shots of a castle with guards and slaves working in a surrounding field. Within the castle, the shots include the "harem" of wives. Film is narrated by Ed Thorgersen.
Cite as:
Santa Clara University Archives
Repository Loc.:
Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, MD
Topic:
Cities and towns  Search this
Markets  Search this
Acrobats  Search this
Horse racing  Search this
Dance  Search this
Slave labor  Search this
Harems  Search this
Travelogues (Motion pictures)  Search this
Local number:
HSFA 1993.1.107
Restrictions & Rights:
Information on reproduction and fees available from Human Studies Film Archives
Data Source:
Human Studies Film Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_305248