T. copia: Una giornata a Henley. Prod: Charles Urban – Natural Color Kinematograph Company. DCP. D.: 9’. Col
River scenery is delightfully reproduced in this subject which shows us the upper Thames during Henley Regatta. The most striking feature of the film, perhaps, is the absolutely natural reproduction of the appearance of the water, its surface rippled by scores of passing boats and reflecting the verdant green of the trees bordering the river. Many of the sections are perfect from an artistic point of view, and there is plenty of scope for color reproduction in the gay dresses of the ladies. One or two racing contests are seen and an interesting item is the passing of a Maori war canoe manned by Arawa Maoris, who in 1911 were on a visit to the White City Exhibition in London. In the concluding sections of the film, portraits are given of individual members of the Maori band, and a number of them perform a war dance. It will be noticed that their women are quite civilised in appearance, and even good-looking.
Excerpt from the Urban Catalogue