This Traveltalks entry opens with views of Nevada's natural wonders, then visits a mining town and a dude ranch. The second half focuses on Reno, Nevada ("The Biggest Little City In the ... See full summary »
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This Traveltalks entry opens with views of Nevada's natural wonders, then visits a mining town and a dude ranch. The second half focuses on Reno, Nevada ("The Biggest Little City In the World"), made famous as the city where people get divorced. Written by David Glagovsky <dglagovsky@prodigy.net>

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This short film places a significant emphasis on the ease of divorce in Nevada. At the time of the film's release, and for several preceding decades, Nevada had gained a reputation for having extraordinarily liberal laws for divorce in relation to the rest of the country. A prospective divorcée simply had to establish residence for a few weeks in the state, usually at a hotel or resort, and then legally file for divorce. Contemporary viewers may find this emphasis on divorce odd out of context. See more »

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Wedding March
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From "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
Music by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Played during the opening credits
Also played during the Reno sequence
Variations played often in the score
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16 January 2009 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Romantic Nevada (1943)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Another entry in MGM's TravelTalk series has James FitzPatrick telling us about the state of Nevada. We start off learning about the minerals in their land, the gold rush in the mid-1850s and of course a look at Reno where one in five marriages end in divorce. The short goes onto tell people not to worry because the majority of the marriages do work out. As with others in the series, this one has been surpassed by better documentaries of today but there's still some mild charm here. There's certainly nothing ground breaking being told but it is interesting seeing how the cities looked back in the day.


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