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King of the Sun (1934)
This film tells, with the help of the original 1930s soundtrack, the story of one stage of an American round-the-world expedition, ending in Abyssinia with a meeting with the Emperor-'King of the Sun'.
The film starts with the arrival in Colombo, amidst snake-charmers and elephants: travels by superb sailing yacht to the Middle East, up the Red Sea to Jedda; and finally to Addis Ababa, to meet the Emperor and witness the mustering of his army of 50,000 men, and their grand charge; a charge in which both the expedition s cameras are smashed and the film ends.... Narrator William Peck (Expedition member)
Film editor KEN BERRY
Producer RICHARD ROBINSON
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