MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 137,684 this week

Glimpses of Florida (1941)

5.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.7/10 from 61 users  
Reviews: 4 user

This Traveltalk entry starts in Miami, which at the time of filming was still a small vacation community. We then go to Hialeah to watch the thoroughbred horses race. After short stops at ... See full summary »

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 300 titles
created 03 Jan 2012
 
a list of 320 titles
created 01 Jan 2013
 
list image
a list of 1673 titles
created 18 Mar 2013
 
list image
a list of 39 titles
created 17 Apr 2013
 
a list of 129 titles
created 8 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Glimpses of Florida (1941)

Glimpses of Florida (1941) on IMDb 5.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Glimpses of Florida.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

This RKO-Pathe short film promotes the need for cooperation and neighborliness in the event of a nuclear disaster and associated civil defense procedures. After preaching the power of ... See full summary »

Director: Larry O'Reilly
Stars: André Baruch, Val Peterson, Marguerite Osmond
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

South Africa has a long history of colonialism by among others the Portuguese, French, Dutch and British. This travelogue begins in Cape Town, one of the most important ports in the world. ... See full summary »

Stars: James A. FitzPatrick
Documentary | Short | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A Traveltalk look at the exteriors of Washington, D.C.'s famous buildings and monuments.

Stars: James A. FitzPatrick
Crime | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

In this Screenliner short, New York City police detectives investigate the case of a missing girl, whose clothes are found on a bridge. Was it a suicide, was she murdered, or is this a hoax?

Director: Larry O'Reilly
Stars: Bob Hite, Alexander Lockwood
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
James A. FitzPatrick ...
Narrator (voice)
Miss Allen ...
Herself
Ross Allen ...
Himself
Edit

Storyline

This Traveltalk entry starts in Miami, which at the time of filming was still a small vacation community. We then go to Hialeah to watch the thoroughbred horses race. After short stops at The Everglades and Cypress Gardens, we are taken to Silver Springs, named after its pristine waters. Mr. Ross Allen, director of the Silver Springs Reptile Institute, is shown catching alligators and milking a poisonous snake of its venom. The venom is sent to pharmaceutical companies to manufacture snakebite serum. Written by David Glagovsky <dglagovsky@prodigy.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Documentary | Short

Certificate:

Approved
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

6 September 1941 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Color:

(Technicolor)
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Crazy Credits

The narrator identifies the other credited performers. See more »

Soundtracks

Old Folks at Home
(uncredited)
aka "Swanee River"
Written by Stephen Foster
Performed by unidentified male singer
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Dazzling Underwater Color Photography
8 July 2006 | by (Van Buren, Arkansas) – See all my reviews

James A. FitzPatrick produced and directed a series of one-reel short subjects (just over ten minutes each)often called "Traveltalks" distributed to theaters across the nation mainly in the 30's and 40's. FitzPatrick narrated the travel films as "The Voice of the Globe." He was assisted by his able cameraman, Bob Carney, who supplied the pictures. All the later travel shorts were in color at a time when other shorts (and most movies) were in black and white. The color, the skilled camera work, and FitzPatrick's intriguing narration made the Traveltalks popular.

"Glimpses of Florida" begins with a story about how southern Florida changed from a desolate area of sand to one of balmy palm trees beginning in 1878 when a wrecked ship loaded with coconuts was salvaged by the local inhabitants who proceeded to plant the cargo. At the time "Glimpses of Florida" was released, southern Florida was still sparsely populated but a playground for tourists. FitzPatrick and Carney highlight African American culture in Florida as Stephen Foster's "Swanee River (Old Folks at Home)" is sung in the background. Seminole culture is spotlighted as well, with emphasis on their customs, crafts, and dress.

Ross Allen and his sister are shown catching turtles and alligators. Ross struts his stuff by wrestling an alligator that appears to be either tame or tranquilized. Carney gets to show off his underwater camera work which is truly dazzling, especially for 1941. Silver Springs bathing beauties close out this Traveltalk displaying their swimming talents (plus other natural gifts) for the audience.

Today, FitzPatrick and Carney's travel adventures are more a curiosity than entertainment. The Traveltalks seem quaint, showing the viewer how the world looked once upon a time.


5 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Glimpses of Florida (1941) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?