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Release Date:
30 July 1949 (USA) See more »
Although not officially an entry in the Traveltalks series, the same production crew was used for this two-reeler... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)
James A. FitzPatrick ... Narrator (voice)
Mrs. Frank A. Vanderlip ... Herself
Mrs. Nicholas M. Schenck ... Herself

Ann Miller ... Herself
C.R. Smith ... Himself
Frank A. Ready ... Himself
Henry B. Williams ... Himself

Xavier Cugat ... Himself
Mrs. Ted Saucier ... Herself
Lanny Ross ... Himself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Aladdin ... Musician in Xavier Cugat's Band (uncredited)

Directed by
James H. Smith 
Produced by
James A. FitzPatrick .... producer
Original Music by
Lesley Kirk 
Cinematography by
Paul Rogalli 
Music Department
Joseph Nussbaum .... music arranger
Paul Sawtell .... conductor
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Additional Details

20 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Australia:G | USA:Approved (PCA #13383)

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Included as a bonus feature in Warner Home Video's 2003 DVD release of Kiss Me Kate (1953).See more »
Movie Connections:
References Melody Time (1948)See more »
Adeste Fidelis (O Come, All Ye Faithful)See more »


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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
A Cinematic Taste Of The Big Apple, 26 March 2002
Author: Ron Oliver ( from Forest Ranch, CA

An MGM Short Subject.

Beginning at the Statue of Liberty, this delightful little film conducts us on a rapid tour of MIGHTY MANHATTAN, NEW YORK'S WONDER CITY. After gazing at the famous bridges spanning the Hudson & East Rivers, we travel along Broadway, Fifth & Park Avenues, visit the Empire State Building & Rockefeller Center, linger a moment in Chinatown & Times Square, and take a horse-drawn carriage through Central Park - where we get to enjoy feeding time at the Zoo. We finish our filmed excursion with an evening at the Starlight Roof, enjoying the music of Xavier Cugat.

This is one of a large series of succinct travelogues turned out by MGM, beginning in the 1930's. They featured Technicolor views of beautiful & unusual sights around the globe, as well as vivid, concise commentary. These films were produced & narrated by James A. FitzPatrick.

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