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The cream of Devon painted in an unfamiliar palette in this Dufaycolor travelogue

Travelogue 1939 18 mins


With picturesque coastlines topping and tailing areas of open moorland, it's no wonder Devon is such a popular holiday destination. This travelogue produced in the distinctive but shortlived Dufaycolor process makes full use of its wider palette to capture the local colour. The format of following a traveller on their journey around the area is a familiar feature of the travelogue. As is the poetic - but unfortunately in this case somewhat lecherous - commentary.

Sadly, the surviving copy held in the BFI National Archive included a soundtrack for only the first of its two reels.