5.8/10
74
4 user

Glimpses of Florida (1941)

Traveltalks short takes the viewer to several popular destinations in Florida including Miami, Hialeah, the Everglades, Cypress Gardens, and Silver Springs.
Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Documentary | Short | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

This Oscar-nominated short film tells the story of the discovery of radium and how it is used in medicine.

Director: Jacques Tourneur
Stars: Pete Smith, Margaret Bert, André Cheron
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Many people aspire to travel to Hollywood, California, to work or play. On the play side, many places of interest to visit include the many movie studios and other movie related sites such ... See full summary »

Director: Will Williams
Stars: Lori Lyons, Tony Winhall, Walter Kray
Bon Voyage (1944)
Short | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A young Scottish RAF gunner is debriefed by French officials about his escape from occupied territory, and in particular one person who may or may not have been a German agent.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Stars: John Blythe
Short | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

An introduction of the British people and their customs for the armed forces of the U.S. during World War II.

Director: Robert Stevenson
Stars: Ernest Bevin, Winston Churchill, Adolf Hitler
Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Christabel fools everyone with her sweet exterior including her cousin Donna and Donna's wealthy fiancée Curtis. The only one who sees through her facade is Nick, a rugged writer who loves ... See full summary »

Director: Nicholas Ray
Stars: Mel Ferrer, Joan Fontaine, Robert Ryan
Show Business (1932)
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

The girls and their pet monkey create havoc on board a train carrying a traveling Broadway troupe.

Director: Jules White
Stars: Zasu Pitts, Thelma Todd, Anita Garvin
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

This Traveltalks short film explores the history, land, and people of Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia, Canada including the summer home and the final resting place of Alexander Graham Bell.

Stars: James A. FitzPatrick
Edit

Cast

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

Storyline

This Traveltalks 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 Recording)

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

 
Southern Florida gets the James A. FitzPatrick Traveltalk treatment...
10 October 2008 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

A fairly interesting Traveltalk short from James A. FitzPatrick deals with Florida as a tourist resort. Mention is made of the cargo of coconuts that ended up in Florida after a shipwreck and were the source of the many sheltering palms long the shoreline.

Various scenes of resorts in Miami with their private pools and outdoor dining facilities are glimpsed before we move to the Everglades and scenes along the Swanee River. A look at Cypress Gardens is followed by scenes of Seminole Indians living along the Swanee River.

Some underwater scenes of swimmers frolicking with sea turtles and what must be a tranquilized alligator is skillfully photographed and shows how clear the Florida waters are.

Just slightly better than average for a FitzPatrick short.


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?