STK-ID 22675

Various shots of palmist fortune teller telling fortune for native Vietnamese and for Steve, the American newspaperman. Various shots of Steve in nightclub, talking with barmaid and other persons in club. MCSs of Steve sitting at outside cafe, drinking and talking with Vietnamese. Interior ZOOM OUT and TILT DOWN from religious pictures on wall to John Steinbeck (son of the author) and his wife. CS of John Steinbeck playing flute. MS of shoeshine boys sleeping on floor at house supervised by Dick. CS of one boy sleeping. MCS of boys coming out of house. MCS of boys sitting on sidewalk, eating. Various shots of soldiers having their boots shined. MCS of shoeshine boys playing cards on sidewalk. Various shots of young boys playing cards in club, including shot of Steve talking to them. Interior MCS of barmaid and man playing cards in club.


Excerpt from
Sad Song of Yellow Skin
Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
National Film Board
Available formats
Digital Bétacam, Digital Video Disk, Reel 16 mm
Shooting format
16mm original ektachrome
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
720 x 486