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Journey of Radiance is the fifth film in The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones. It was edited from the episodes "Benares, January 1910" and "Peking, March 1910."

Publisher's summary[]

In Benares, the most prominent religions of the worlds gather near the banks of the Ganges. Indy is there, getting a first-hand look at the major faiths with no less impressive a tour-guide than Jiddu Krishnamurti, a young boy handpicked by the Theosophy movement and proclaimed to be the next messiah. Not everyone believes such a weighty claim, least of all Helen Seymour, who has misgivings about theosophists, especially their hosts Annie Besant and Charles Leadbeater. Helen's investigations provide her a lesson in skepticism, tolerance, and preconceptions, while Indy witnesses the divine through the lenses of many different faiths.

The Jones family next heads to Peking, where Indy, Anna and Mrs. Seymour tour the Great Wall of China. Journeying further inland, Indy falls ill, and Anna is desperate to get him help. A poor Chinese family takes in the travelers, and Anna must brave new customs and strangely unfamiliar medical practices -- the kind performed by Dr. Wen Chiu -- if Indy is to survive his severe sickness.




Behind the scenes[]

  • The production crew shot in Shanghai and Beijing on November 3-15 of 1991 and in Benares on February 23 through March 12, 1991.
  • Hemanth Rao was chosen for the role of Krishnamurti based on the strength of his school play performances. To date, this is his sole screen credit as he has since pursued a career in engineering.


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